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James King Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 02, 2003
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237, Ext. 5223
King is in private rural family practice in Selmer and serves as assistant clinical professor at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, Memphis. He is also on the medical staff of the McNairy Regional Hospital in Selmer and serves as medical director of Chester County Healthcare Services.
King is active with the AAFP, serving on the Commission on Legislation and Governmental Affairs. As a member of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP), King has served on the Committees on Public Relations, Finance, and Legislation and Governmental Affairs. He also has served on the Long-Range Planning Committee, Nominating Committee and Membership Committee. As a member of the TAFP Board of Directors, King was vice president, president-elect, president and board chair.
King received the Outstanding Model Office Teaching Award from the University of Tennessee Family Medicine Residency, Jackson in 1990 and the TAFP’s Family Physician of the Year Award in 1997.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Martin, and doing postgraduate study in science education at Memphis State University, King earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee Center of Health Sciences, Memphis in 1982. His residency with the University of Tennessee Family Practice Residency, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital was completed in 1985. King is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is an AAFP Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.
Active in his community, King has presented the Tar Wars tobacco-free education program to area fourth- and fifth-graders on behalf of the TAFP since 2000. He has also had many state and regional appointments, including serving as the chair of the McNairy County Board of Health, a member of the TennCare Steering Committee of the Tennessee Department of Health, a member and then chair of the Primary Health Care Liaison Committee, State of Tennessee.
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