Medical School Graduates
-- AAFP policy on medical school graduates calls for efforts that encourage U.S. medical graduates to seek careers that will correct the geographic maldistribution of physicians and calls on medical schools receiving federal funding to increase enrollment and graduation of underrepresented minorities to meet the needs of the medically underserved.
Family Medicine Graduate Medical Education Training For Rural Practice
-- This position paper calls on family medicine residency programs and federal and state governments to enhance and expand rural residency tracks that prepare students family medicine in rural areas.
Keeping Physicians In Rural Practice
-- Despite efforts to improve the number of physicians in rural areas, the U.S. continues to have a maldistribution of doctors. This position paper describes the elements needed to keep and retain physicians in rural communities.
Rural Health Care in Medical Education
-- This page lists links to AAFP policies on rural health care policies and settings. It also outlines the AAFP recommendations on medical education curriculum, federal and state funding incentives for rural education and support for rural-based residency training programs.
Medical Schools, Minority and Women Representation in Medicine
-- This page describes the AAFP policy on diversity in the medical education setting and includes links to AAFP policies on diversity in the health setting.
Medical Schools, Service to Minority, Vulnerable and Underserved Populations
-- Ensuring access to the health care system for the disadvantaged, disenfranchised, minority, vulnerable and underserved populations is vital. This describes AAFP’s policies regarding educational and government roles in ensuring care for the underserved.