October 15, 2019, 01:05 pm News Staff – Following the review of a formal application, the AAFP Board of Directors in September approved the creation of the Employed Physician Member Interest Group. The group's homepage is live on AAFP.org, and Academy members who share the group's interests are invited to join.
The new MIG's leaders are:
Chair: Carl McCurdy, M.D., of Jasper, Ga.
Vice chair: Catherine James-Peters, M.D., of Swainsboro, Ga.
Secretary: Anne Todd, M.D., of Ellijay, Ga.
The Employed Physician MIG is overseen by the Commission on Quality and Practice. The group's stated purpose is to serve as a resource for employed physicians by promoting discussion on issues relevant to physicians who are employed by physician groups or hospital systems. Additional information on long-term goals and objectives is available on the group's homepage.
The number of MIGs has increased steadily since the first groups were established in 2014. The Academy has now added four MIGs in 2019, including groups focused on EMR optimization, intimate partner violence, and climate change and environmental health.
AAFP MIGs serve an essential function by providing members with an online community where they can network, communicate ideas and share common interests. Many MIG participants also take time to meet face-to-face at the annual Family Medicine Experience or other Academy meetings.
Members who have questions about these or any other MIGs are encouraged to email MIG support for more information.