American Academy of Family Physicians: Leader in Online Physician Education
AAFP Members Now Have Direct Access to MerckMedicus.com, Internet-Based Medical Information and Education
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 16, 2002
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237, Ext. 5224
MerckMedicus.com is now available directly through the AAFP Web site (aafp.org). The site, which does not carry advertising, allows AAFP members access to the best of the medical Internet all at one location. MerckMedicus.com features:
- access to textbooks and journals specific to physician needs;
- medical news tailored to physician specialty;
- patient resources specific to a specific patient population;
- national guidelines, clinical tools, slides, and much more; and
- more than 1,800 hours of continuing medical education (CME) programs.
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Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Family Physicians represents more than 93,500 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical specialty society devoted solely to primary care. Please visit www.aafp.org for more information about AAFP.
Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 240 million office visits each year — nearly 87 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.
To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP's positions on issues and clinical care, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media. For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.FamilyDoctor.org.