Physician Education & Development

House Bill Earns AAFP Support

Proposed Legislation Would Help Physicians Re-enter Workforce

October 01, 2014 04:13 pm — The AAFP has come out in support of H.R. 5498, the Primary Care Physician Re-entry Act, because it would help ease the country's primary care physician shortage. The bill calls for the creation of a demonstration project aimed at the development of "innovative programs" to aid individuals trained in primary care or primary health care services and seeking to re-enter clinical practice.

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Recent Physician Education & Development Stories

09/17/2014 — During a recent press event at the Capitol, the AAFP announced the release of a proposal that aims to reform the U.S. graduate medical education (GME) system. The Academy's five-point plan would, among other things, significantly change the way GME is financed.

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09/10/2014 — New research finds that students who attended community college after high school were less likely to gain entrance into medical school than students who studied at a community college during high school, after college graduation or never at all. Those same students were more likely to say they intended to practice in underserved communities or focus on minority populations.

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'Family Medicine on Air' Ready for Prime Time

Google Hangouts Allow AAFP to Reach Broad Medical Student Audience

08/20/2014 — On Aug. 26, the AAFP will officially launch "Family Medicine on Air," a series of 15-minute Google Hangouts aimed at medical students and available via Google Plus and YouTube.

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