Physician Education & Development

Federal Primary Care Residency Expansion Program

Graham Center Projects Increase in Physicians Working in Shortage Areas

April 23, 2014 10:00 pm — The AAFP's Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care recently published a one-page policy brief that looked at the projected impact of the Primary Care Residency Expansion program on the number and distribution of new primary care physicians. One key finding: Federal dollars invested in family medicine residencies paid off in terms of physicians practicing primary care in areas of need.

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04/15/2014 — In mid-March, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education announced to the graduate medical education community that preliminary work had begun on two national multicenter trials designed to investigate the impact of resident duty hour limits instituted in 2011.

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Family Medicine Match Rate Up for Fifth Consecutive Year

Payment Reform Strategies Designed to Drive Student Interest

03/21/2014 — Following an anxious week of waiting, graduating medical students today learned the results of the 2014 National Resident Matching Program, commonly referred to as the Match. Those results spotlight a positive trend for family medicine: For the fifth straight year, the number of medical students choosing family medicine ticked higher than the previous year.

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Family Physician Workforce Reform

Workforce Reform Focus of AAFP Policy Paper

03/21/2014 — The AAFP recently released a policy document that outlines how the nation could resolve its chronic shortage of family physicians by implementing targeted policies that value primary care. The revised policy paper, titled "Family Physician Workforce Reform: Recommendations of the American Academy of Family Physicians," lays out a strategic plan on how to increase the annual production of new family physicians by an average of about 65 physicians each year through 2025.

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