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Wednesday Jul 26, 2017

Bipartisan Teaching Health Center Bill Is Vital to Workforce

Without congressional action, the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program will expire Sept. 30. A newly introduced bill to extend funding has support from both sides of the aisle.


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Posted at 10:46AM Jul 26, 2017 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Jun 19, 2017

Who Will Mentor the Next Generation of Family Doctors?

Nearly half of allopathic family medicine clerkship directors report difficulty finding clinical preceptor sites. Leonard Reeves, M.D., makes the case for opening your practice to students.


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Posted at 03:10PM Jun 19, 2017 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments[0]

Thursday Mar 16, 2017

Take a Deep Breath, Relax and Trust the Magic of the Match

Match Day is finally upon us. Stewart Decker, M.D., offers four thoughts for students to ponder as they await their results.


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Posted at 09:54AM Mar 16, 2017 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Mar 13, 2017

Help Students Cut Through the Bull: FPs Are in Demand

Subspecialists in academia have tried to steer students away from primary care for decades. John Cullen, M.D., writes that physician educators need new material because the demand for family medicine isn't going away.


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Posted at 07:00AM Mar 13, 2017 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments[0]

Friday Feb 10, 2017

Attention, Students: Six Thoughts Before Submitting Your Rank Order List

Rank order lists are due soon for those participating in the National Resident Matching Program. Stewart Decker, M.D., offers a few tips for students still pondering their options.


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Posted at 09:00AM Feb 10, 2017 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Jan 30, 2017

Keep Calm and Carry On … Being a Family Physician

In this whale of a tale, John Cullen, M.D., writes that there is a moment of intense clarity during an emergency. That's vital for family physicians in remote locations.


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Posted at 03:32PM Jan 30, 2017 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments[0]

Wednesday Jan 25, 2017

Holy Toledo! As Bad Ideas Go, Closing Residency Is a Whopper

Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes that one health care system's decision to shutter a family medicine residency program in his state doesn't make sense for the business or its community.


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Posted at 11:43AM Jan 25, 2017 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Jan 09, 2017

No, I'm Not 'Settling' for Family Medicine

Lauren Abdul-Majeed writes that misconceptions about family medicine are "toxic" for medical students and negatively affect an already inadequate primary care workforce.  


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Posted at 03:42PM Jan 09, 2017 by Lauren Abdul-Majeed | Comments[0]

Wednesday Dec 07, 2016

Time to Lift 16-Hour Limit on First-year Residents

The AAFP is supporting a proposal that would increase the number of consecutive hours first-year residents can work from 16 hours to 24 (plus the possibility of four additional hours for the completion of care of an individual patient).


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Posted at 01:40PM Dec 07, 2016 by Matthew Burke, M.D. | Comments[0]

Friday Nov 11, 2016

Lead by Example: Train Students to Report Medical Errors

Ninety percent of medical students reported observing adverse events in a recent study, but only 51 percent reported them. This conundrum is not new; more than a decade ago, a case study concluded that medical students' value in ensuring patient safety is often overlooked. Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes that this has to change.


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Posted at 10:14AM Nov 11, 2016 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments[0]

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