As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

"As We See It" uses messages from AAFP leadership, editorials and other opinion pieces to update you on Academy advocacy and other key topics, often including "inside story" information to help you better understand the Academy's actions. From time to time, individual AAFP members may be invited to share their views on issues via guest opinions. As We See It online also is the home for letters to the editor.

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Recent "As We See It" Stories

06/20/2015 — On Father's Day weekend, AAFP Director Lynne Lillie, M.D., reflects on lessons learned from the father figures in her life, including her physician father.

06/17/2015 — As recent medical school graduates become new interns, Kristina Zimmerman, M.D., writes that residents can make it through the transition with support from each other.

06/15/2015 — As debate in the medical community continues about the optimal length of medical training, Kyle Jones, M.D., writes that the fourth year of medical school adds a significant cost without providing much benefit.

06/09/2015 — Electronic health records have devolved into little more than complicated, expensive billing systems. Gerry Tolbert, M.D., looks at what must change to improve them.