As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

"As We See It" uses messages from AAFP leadership, editorials and other opinion pieces to update you on Academy advocacy and other key topics, often including "inside story" information to help you better understand the Academy's actions. From time to time, individual AAFP members may be invited to share their views on issues via guest opinions. As We See It online also is the home for letters to the editor.

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Medical Students, We're Only Looking for the Best

September 30, 2015 09:30 am — AAFP President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., has a message for medical students. Family medicine is the specialty for physicians willing to and capable of learning more than one body system, providing comprehensive care and being an advocate. All others need not apply.

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Recent "As We See It" Stories

09/28/2015 — Physicians interested in direct primary care can get their questions about the practice model answered by experts in multiple sessions this week at the Family Medicine Experience.

09/24/2015 — When physicians aren't present in social media, other voices -- all too often uninformed voices -- can dominate important conversations about health care.

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09/22/2015 — Sharing stories about how patients are affected by health care issues informs public debate and, ultimately, shapes policy.

09/21/2015 — A recent review of how an Ebola patient was initially misdiagnosed and released by a hospital revealed poor communication and too much reliance on electronic health records.