April 26, 2021, 12:32 p.m. Monica Newton, D.O., M.P.H. — Every year, the AAFP sends its Residency Census to every family medicine program in the country. If you practice and teach at a relatively large program like mine, entering detailed information on dozens of trainees might not sound like your No. 1 priority, but here is why it’s vital for the future of family medicine.
The data is used to:
Now you know why the census is so important to the Academy. From a program perspective, the census also provides a one stop, easy-to-access mechanism for registering our residents for AAFP membership via the new Residency Portal and allows residents to start reaping the benefits:
That’s not all. The Residency Census is so important to the AAFP’s work that this year the Academy is introducing incentives to encourage programs to submit information promptly. Watch your inboxes the week of May 10 for details about the census and the incentives.
Monica Newton, D.O., M.P.H., is the program director at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Family Medicine Residency and serves on the AAFP’s Commission on Education.