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Thursday Nov 07, 2019

Share the Art of Medicine by Embracing the Role of Mentor

As the breadth of medical education expands, Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that physicians should make time to teach students the basic skill of building relationships with patients.


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Posted at 04:20PM Nov 07, 2019 by Alan Schwartzstein, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Nov 01, 2019

Five Books, Five Podcasts for Every Medical Student

Margaret Miller's peers asked her for recommendations on books and podcasts that can benefit medical students. In this Leader Voices Blog post, she picks her top five in both categories.


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Posted at 01:15PM Nov 01, 2019 by Margaret Miller | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 29, 2019

Speak Out for Teaching Health Centers Today

Funding for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program runs out Nov. 21. In this Leader Voices Blog post, John Cullen, M.D., asks AAFP members to join efforts to reauthorize funding and expand the program.


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Posted at 09:32AM Oct 29, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Oct 23, 2019

STI Screening Is Critical as Number of Cases Skyrockets

As the number of reported cases of sexually transmitted infections continues to climb, Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., addresses the need to screen for STIs and not shy away from difficult conversations. Read more in this Leader Voices Blog post.


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Posted at 01:53PM Oct 23, 2019 by Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 15, 2019

Stop and Listen: Why We Need More Time With Patients

Erica Swegler, M.D., writes that in the era of 15-minute office visits, patients aren't being heard -- and the results can be deadly.


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Posted at 04:00PM Oct 15, 2019 by Erica Swegler, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Sep 25, 2019

Hitting the Road to Hear Your Stories, Find Solutions

New AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., says in this Leader Voices Blog post that he is eager to meet fellow Academy members where they are, hear their stories and work together to find solutions to the problems they face.


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Posted at 01:46PM Sep 25, 2019 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 24, 2019

Steering Family Medicine Through Storm Toward Sunlight

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., recaps his year as president and the work the Academy is doing on issues of importance to family physicians.


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Posted at 10:44AM Sep 24, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Sep 18, 2019

Our Wins Are Big Steps Toward Better Health Care Landscape

As his six-year tenure on the AAFP Board of Directors draws to a close, Michael Munger, M.D., reflects in this Leader Voices Blog post on some of the Academy's successes and work that remains.


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Posted at 01:38PM Sep 18, 2019 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 06, 2019

Our Treatment of Immigrants Should Reflect Our Values

A new final rule would allow the federal government to detain migrant children indefinitely. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., recounts how the Academy and others are objecting to the change and calling for improved conditions at detention centers to protect immigrants' health.


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Posted at 12:45PM Sep 06, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Sep 04, 2019

For New Intern, the Future Is Challenging -- and Bright

In this Leader Voices Blog post, recent medical school graduate Chandler Stisher, M.D., shares the challenges of transitioning from student to intern as well as his excitement for what lies ahead.


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Posted at 01:59PM Sep 04, 2019 by Chandler Stisher | Comments [0]

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