Family Physician Edward L. Langston is Elected to the AMA Board of Trustees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 17, 2003
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237, Ext. 5223
Langston proposes three areas of focus for the AMA:
- Access to healthcare coverage for all;
- Advocacy for patients and physicians at the state and federal level; and
- Action to create a more responsive and efficient AMA.
Langston has served as a member and chair of the AMA's Specialty and Service Society and as a member of its Council on Medical Education. Representing the AAFP, Langston served as delegate and alternate delegate in the AMA House of Delegates and was chair of the AAFP Delegation to the AMA.
A member of the AAFP since 1978, Langston has served the Academy in a variety of roles, including chair of the Commission on Legislation; chair of the Commission on Education, vice president of the Board of Directors and board member.
Langston also serves on the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. He is an appointed affiliate faculty member at the School of Pharmacy, Purdue University. As a former director, he continues to be active in the Community Hospital Family Practice Residency Program
In Texas, Langston was the Family Practice Program Director for the Memorial Family Practice Residency Program at Memorial Hospital Southwest in Houston, and associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Health and Science Center School of Medicine in Houston.
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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.
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