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Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

The AAFP has long been focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in family medicine. In January 2022, the AAFP Board of Directors approved the formation of the Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness in Family Medicine to inform future DEI work and expand leadership ...

Membership : Key Initiatives

https://www.aafp.org/membership/initiatives/diversity-equity-and-inclusion.html

Together We Innovate | AAFP

Learn more about the AAFP, the benefits of AAFP membership, and why the AAFP is a good fit for you.

Membership : Together We Innovate

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join-today.html

Become an AAFP Member

Become a member of the AAFP and gain exclusive access to member resources and benefits designed to advance your career as a family physician.

Membership : Join the AAFP

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New Physician Membership

Become an Active member of the AAFP and enjoy all the benefits of being part of the premier family medicine association.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/active/new-physician.html

AAFP National Dues Payment Policy

AAFP National Dues Payment Policy

Membership : Join the AAFP

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AAFP National Dues Deductibility

Learn about tax deductions for AAFP Member dues.

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Resident Membership

Join the AAFP as a Resident member and enjoy exclusive resources and benefits to help you through your residency.

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Residency Program Retention

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Access Board Review Questions

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Board Review QandA | AAFP

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Residency Program Retention

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Welcome Back to the AAFP

Rejoin the AAFP by December 15, 2021, and receive a welcome back gift.

Membership : Welcome Back

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-back.html

AAFP Member Welcome Center

Check out the AAFP Member Welcome Center to learn more about how to update your member profile, earn and report CME, and deepen your involvement with the AAFP.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center.html

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Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/get-started.html

The AAFP Degree of Fellow

Learn how to apply to be an AAFP Degree of Fellow.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/fellow.html

Resident Leadership Opportunities

The AAFP offers leadership opportunities for family medicine residents interested in gaining valuable professional experience and wanting to make a difference in the future of health care.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/resident.html

Chapter Delegates | Resident Congress

Bring issues important to residents in your chapter to National Conference.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/resident/chapter-delegates/aafp-chapter-resident.html

Resident Member to the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD)

Gain non-profit board leadership experience and mentoring from established leaders in family medicine.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/resident/representatives-other-organizations/aafp-afmrd-resident.html

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Board of Directors | Resident Member

Help define the role of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine in resident education. Develop your leadership skills with the help of leaders in family medicine education.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/resident/representatives-other-organizations/stfm-board-resident.html

Annals of Family Medicine Editorial Advisory Board | Student Member

Opportunity for medical students to work on a peer-reviewed clinical research journal dedicated to advancing knowledge essential to understanding and improving health and primary care.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/advisory-program-boards/aafp-annals-student.html

AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI) | Student Member

Become a student member and help plan the AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, and take the lead in preparing and facilitating the Global Health Networking Meeting at the National Conference.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/advisory-program-boards/aafp-cghi-student.html

Chapter Delegates to Student Congress

Bring issues important to students in your chapter to National Conference.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/chapter-delegates/aafp-chapter-student.html

Student Delegate | AAFP Congress of Delegates

Experience Congress of Delegates and the learn the governance process of the AAFP in this national student leadership position.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/elected-national-aafp-leaders/aafp-cod-student.html

Student Chair of National Conference

Become a student chair and help plan National Conference in this highly visible AAFP leadership position.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/elected-national-aafp-leaders/aafp-nc-student.html

Student Member to FamMedPAC

Serve on a political action committee that helps elect candidates to the U.S. Congress who support the AAFP’s legislative goals and objectives.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/representatives-other-organizations/aafp-fammedpac.html

Latino Medical Student Association | Student Liaison

Strengthen collaboration between LMSA and AAFP on the student level. Develop leadership skills and work with other student leaders to guide the national FMIG Network.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/representatives-other-organizations/aafp-lmsa.html

Student Member | Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Board of Directors

Help define the role of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine in student education. Develop your leadership skills with the help of leaders in family medicine education.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/representatives-other-organizations/stfm-board-student.html

Resident Member Welcome Center

Check out the AAFP Resident Member Welcome Center to learn more about how to update your member profile, enhance your career, and deepen your involvement with the AAFP.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/resident-welcome-center.html

COD Addresses Medical Aid in Dying, Institutional Racism

Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates in New Orleans addressed a number of clinical and patient-oriented issues, including medical aid in dying and institutional racism in health care.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010cod-hops.html

Payment Tops FPs' Agenda at Town Hall

During a Town Hall meeting before the 2018 Congress of Delegates convened, AAFP leaders discussed the need to double the nation's investment in primary care. A few states already have moved to do so.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181008townhall.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2018-19

On Oct. 10, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year and beyond. Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, Ohio, was named the AAFP's president-elect.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010codelects.html

Frontier Medicine Honed AAFP President's Leadership Skills

Newly installed Academy president John Cullen, M.D., sat down with AAFP News to talk about himself, his upcoming presidential year and practicing family medicine in a remote small town.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010cullenqa.html

FPs Make a Difference Volunteering in 'The Big Easy'

Community service opportunities drew 220 family physicians and their families Oct. 9 during the Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181010fmx-volunteer.html

Cullen: FPs Are Heroes in 'Epic Adventure' of U.S. Health Care

Newly installed AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., opened the 2018 Family Medicine Experience with a rousing speech about changing the health care system so FPs can do the work their patients need.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181015fmx-cullenspeech.html

Delegates Act on Family Medicine Education Issues

Delegates discussed a wide variety of issues during the Reference Committee on Education hearing at the Congress of Delegates in New Orleans, including paid leave for new parents and CME changes meant to encourage precepting and meet other family medicine needs.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181015cod-education.html

News From 2019 COD and FMX

This is the topic page for AAFP News coverage of the 2019 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx.html

FPs Talk Payment, Administrative Burden in Town Hall

Family physicians talked with AAFP officers about a number of hot-button issues during a Town Hall meeting before the 2019 Congress of Delegates officially convened in Philadelphia.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190924townhall.html

FPs Act on Data, Credentialing, Other Hot Topics

The 2018 Congress of Delegates Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement tackled topics ranging from claims data to credentialing.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181016cod-pe.html

FPs Flock to Domino's Annual Evidence-based Update

Frank Domino, M.D., once again drew a huge crowd to his popular presentation on updates in evidence-based medicine at the Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181016fmx-domino.html

Views From 2018 COD and FMX

This page features photos, videos and other content highlighting various events that took place during the 2018 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans.

AAFP News : News From 2018 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181017cod-fmx-views.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2019-20

On Sept. 25, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Ada Stewart, M.D., of Columbia, S.C., was named the AAFP's president-elect.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190925codelections.html

Views From the 2019 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience

This page features photos, videos and other content highlighting various events at the 2019 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190930cod-fmx.html

Delegates Find Common Ground on Interstate Licensure, Data

Support for the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, quicker discharge summaries and more complete claims databases were among resolution topics that won support from the Reference Committee on Advocacy during this year's Congress of Delegates.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190926cod-advocacy.html

Michael Eisner: Find Your 'Why' and Embrace It

Former Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner spoke about the importance of finding meaning in your work and making the most of opportunities during a mainstage speech at the Family Medicine Experience.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190927fmx-eisner.html

FPOY Honored for Lifelong Commitment to Serving Others

Eduardo Gonzalez, M.D., of Lakeland, Fla., has been named the AAFP's 2020 Family Physician of the Year. The award recognizes a family physician who stands out among his or her colleagues for providing compassionate and comprehensive care, enhancing the quality of the community, and ...

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20190926fpoy-gonzalez.html

Domino: Beer is OK (If You Exercise), But Avoid Kale

Frank Domino, M.D., delivered his popular "Top 10 Updates in Evidence-based Medicine" Sept. 27 during the Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia. As usual, his presentation drew a huge crowd.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20191001fmx-domino.html

News From 2020 COD and FMX

This section provides AAFP News coverage of the virtual 2020 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx.html

Certification, CME, Residency Issues Top Delegates' Agenda

Delegates to the 2019 Congress of Delegates addressed a number of education-related issues, including the pros and cons of the American Board of Family Medicine's Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20191002cod-education.html

Delegates Act on Obesity Bias, Other Public Health Issues

Delegates to the 2019 Congress of Delegates addressed issues that included stigma and bias associated with obesity in the practice setting and elsewhere, family separation, and reproductive health.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20191002cod-hops.html

New AAFP President Heeded Call to Serve

New AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., talks about her path to medicine and leadership as well as the challenges facing family medicine in this QandA.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201013stewartqanda.html

Family Physicians Aim to Grow AAFP, Embrace Inclusiveness

Family physicians attending the 2019 Congress of Delegates in Philadelphia debated resolutions addressing family-friendly meetings, gender pronouns on badges and more.

AAFP News : News From 2019 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx/20191002cod-orgfin.html

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2020-21

On Oct. 13, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year. Sterling Ransone, M.D., of Deltaville, Va., was elected the AAFP's president-elect.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201013codelections.html

Delegates Reject Changes to Congress Procedures

Delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates rejected a resolution that would have limited the number and scope of resolutions brought before the Congress.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201014cod-orgfin.html

Delegates Have Their Say on Practice Enhancement Issues

Delegates voted on a number of issues submitted to the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement during the 2020 Congress of Delegates ― the AAFP’s first-ever virtual COD.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201015cod-practenhance.html

New Academy President Says No to Status Quo

New AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., told virtual FMX attendees that it was time for family medicine to take its rightful place as the foundation of a high-quality health care system.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201014stewartspeech.html

FPs Act on Health Coverage, Buprenorphine Prescribing, More

Employer-based health care coverage, the buprenorphine X waiver and COVID-19 were among the advocacy topics taken up at the 2020 Congress of Delegates.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201019cod-advocacy.html

Delegates Tackle Array of Public Health Issues

The AAFP Congress of Delegates acted on a dozen resolutions on topics including adverse childhood experiences and race-based medicine that were discussed by the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201019cod-hop.html

News Archive

The News Archive section includes older AAFP News content, including previous Congress of Delegates and FMX coverage, as well as older AAFP resources and tools for members stories.

AAFP News : News Archive

https://www.aafp.org/news/archives.html

Domino Returns With Top 10 Updates for FPs

Frank Domino, M.D., wowed attendees with his annual 'Top 10 Updates in Evidence-based Medicine' discussion at this year’s virtual Family Medicine Experience.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201021fmx-domino.html

Keynoter Outlines Do’s and Don’ts of Debunking False Science

Main-stage speaker Timothy Caulfield, Ph.D., schooled 2020 Family Medicine Experience virtual attendees on the finer points of recognizing and responding to misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic and a host of other scientific topics.

AAFP News : News From 2020 COD and FMX

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201022fmx-caulfield.html

Navigating Paper Walls, Digital Windows in Pandemic

Kurt Bravata, M.D., writes in this FPs on the Front Lines blog post that masks and other COVID-19 precautions have changed the way he communicates with patients in his rural practice.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200527fl-ruralcovid.html

During COVID-19 Pandemic, Public Health Is Personal

In this FPs on the Front Lines blog post, Jennifer Bacani McKenney, M.D., relates the challenges of trying to protect the community she grew up in during a pandemic as a family physician and county health officer.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200730fl-publichealthpersonal.html

Small Talk About COVID-19 Can Make a Big Difference

In this FPs on the Front Lines post, Maurice Duggins, M.D., shares a success story about his work to get the Wichita State men’s basketball team vaccinated against COVID-19.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20211209fl-basketballvacc.html

POCUS: A Small Tool With Big Benefits for Primary Care

Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., writes that as ultrasound devices get smaller, more powerful and more affordable, they can help reduce costs and improve patient care and safety.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180921fp-pocus.html

We Made It Through Residency. Here's How You Can, Too

As Astrud Villareal, M.D., D.I.M.P.H., wraps up her training, she and her mentors offer some tips for the new class of family medicine interns.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190612fp-interntips.html

Here's Why LGBTQ Physicians Should Self-Identify

The medical community advocates for a diverse workforce that reflects the diverse communities it serves, but Kyle Leggott, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the dearth of information regarding LGBTQ physicians makes it difficult to know how well this community is ...

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200303fp-lgbtqphysicians.html

We Are All Vulnerable: Our Strength Is in Our Communities

Moazzum Bajwa, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., writes in this Fresh Perspectives post about steps that people can take throughout their communities to protect the most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200406fp-covidvulnerable.html

Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Lead

With the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students approaching, Kurt Bravata, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that resident leadership roles led him to his current job and a state leadership position.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200702fp-leadership.html

Preparing for Flu Season During Pandemic

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., examines the coming challenges of a flu season overlapping a pandemic in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200910fp-flu.html

The (Micro) Economics of Health

In the latest blog installment on his pursuit of a master’s degree in public health, Stewart Decker, M.D., explains how microeconomics affects the way patients and politicians take physicians’ advice.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201210fp-mph6.html

Being an FP Means Always Stretching Your Scope, Knowledge

In this Fresh Perspectives post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., recounts her experiences learning about and providing gender-affirming care at a federally qualified health center.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210316fpgendercare.html

It’s High Time We Took the Tech Bull by the Horns

Family physicians need to carve out a definitive role in the development of new health technologies so those solutions fit the needs of robust primary care practices, says Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210913fp-healthtech.html

This Is Our Chance to Shape Our Specialty’s Future

Three 2021 residency graduates share their opinions on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s proposed residency requirements for family medicine and urge others to participate in a public comment period.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20220121fp-acgme.html

Closing Down Tobacco Road

In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the Academy's advocacy efforts related to tobacco and nicotine regulation and tells family physicians how to learn more about a new payment model.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191029itt-tobacco.html

Fighting the Nuclear Defense

On the eve of what should be rebalanced Medicare reimbursement, we’re working to keep your much-needed raise.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20201013itt-mpfs.html

Moving in the Right Direction on Menthol

A proposed federal ban on menthol and other cigarette flavors is a big win for AAFP advocacy — and essential to achieving health equity.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210512itt-menthol.html

We’re Back on the Hill for a Day of Intense Advocacy

The AAFP, with the Group of Six, lobbied Congress this week to pass several key bills, Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210915itt-hillvisits.html

Your Board Just Took the Case for Primary Care to Congress

Having already scored a pair of advocacy wins this year, we returned to the Hill to push for primary care stability.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/trenches-advocacy-day-2022.html

Match QandA: Will You Find What You're Looking For?

Match Day is almost here. In this Leader Voices Blog post, fourth-year medical student Margaret Miller and family medicine resident Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H., share a conversation about their Match experiences.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200317lv-match.html

Welcome to Family Medicine; the AAFP Is Here to Help

Third-year residents are wrapping up their training. Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., the new physician member of the AAFP Board of Directors, offers advice on how the Academy can be an invaluable resource at this critical career stage in the Leader Voices Blog.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200602lv-newphysicians.html

Your Patient Wants a Second Opinion? It's Not Personal

Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., writes that her own experience as a patient offered a humbling reminder not take it personally when a patient asks for a second opinion.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200728lv-secondopinion.html

The ‘Best Medicine’ Is Good for Us, Too

Amanda Stisher, M.D., who recently hosted an AAFP livestream event for residents with Will Flanary, M.D. — aka Dr. Glaucomflecken — writes that humor and self-expression are vital in medicine.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20220111lv-humor.html

Updated E/M Documentation Rules Good for Preceptors

CMS has changed evaluation and management documentation guidelines to expand medical students' ability to document -- with physician verification -- in the medical record.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180216studentdocumentation.html

The Academy — and Family Physicians — Prevailed in Congress

AAFP advocacy delivered major payment wins to members last month when Congress passed Medicare legislation. Now family physicians can join in an effort to keep those wins secure.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20220110wfp-wins.html

AAFP Credit System Reconsiders Functional Medicine Topics

Effective immediately, the AAFP Credit System will begin approving functional medicine topics in accordance with its eligibility requirements and topic-specific guidance from the Commission on Continuing Professional Development.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180328functionalmed.html

Initial Certification Window Closing for Some FPs

Physicians who became eligible to apply for initial certification from the American Board of Family Medicine before 2012 but haven't completed the certification process have until the end of this year to do. After Dec. 31, they will lose their board eligibility.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180227boardeligible.html

Family Medicine Reaches New High in 2018 NRMP Match

Results from the 2018 National Resident Matching Program show family medicine residency programs gained ground for the ninth straight year.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180316match.html

Share Your Feedback on Continuing Board Certification

AAFP members have until May 11 to complete a survey on the future of continuing board certification. The survey is part of a collaborative effort to bring together multiple stakeholders to re-envision continuing certification.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180411certfuturesurvey.html

Community Colleges Hold Key to Family Medicine Diversity

New research published in Annals of Family Medicine suggests that attending community college increases the odds that U.S. medical school graduates will choose family medicine.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180718commcollege.html

Students, Residents Elect New Leaders

Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders Aug. 4 to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180804nc-elections.html

NC Panelists Recommend Looking Back to Move Forward

The AAFP's 2018 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students opened Aug. 2 with a main stage event that featured a panel of health equity advocates discussing how to best address social determinants of health, reduce inequalities in health care and successfully ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180808nc-mainstage1.html

Residents Tackle Tough Issues to Ensure Good Patient Care

Residents attending the AAFP's 2018 National Congress of Family Medicine Residents wrote and discussed more than two dozen resolutions on issues ranging from electronic health records to women's health.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180808nc-rescongress.html

Preparing Primary Care Residents for Geriatric Patients

Researchers at Yale University detail outcomes of a project that explored innovative ways to help primary care residents enhance their ability to care for geriatric patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180723resgeriatric.html

U.S. Resident Physicians Express Frustration, Fulfillment

A 2018 Medscape survey measures how happy U.S. resident physicians are in their jobs and with their lifestyles.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180830ressurvey.html

Enhance Racial Disparities Training, Say Primary Care Residents

Researchers surveyed primary care residents to determine their awareness of racial disparities in diabetes and how prepared they feel to discuss these disparities with patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180824residentsdiabetes.html

New Texas Medical School Set to Emphasize Primary Care

Administrators of the University of Houston College of Medicine want to open in 2020 to start training primary care physicians for Texas with free tuition for the inaugural class.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180828txmedschool.html

AAFP, Rhode Island Medical Board Pioneer New CME Benefit

Rhode Island's Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has begun excluding AAFP members from its biennial CME audit for license renewals.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180911ricmeaudit.html

Best Project Winners Named in Emerging Leader Institute

The winning projects from the third class of the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute focused on the mental health of veterans, home births and high-quality care for the LGBTQ+ community.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180918emergingleaders.html

Apply Now for STFM Pilots Aimed at Improved Training

Departments of family medicine have until Feb. 22 to apply for pilot projects aimed at improving student training at ambulatory care sites.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190123stfmpilot.html

ABMS Continuing Certification Initiative Issues Draft Report

Last month, the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission convened by the American Board of Medical Specialties and its member boards released a draft report of its findings and recommendations, and is inviting further public comment.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190111abmsvision.html

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