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AAFP Weighs in With Its 'Vision for the Future

The AAFP responded to a draft report by the American Board of Medical Specialties Vision for the Future Commission with recommendations to make continuing board certification work for family physicians.

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

Research Shines a Light on SDOH Training

A review of primary care residency program curricula has found wide variations in the ways in which these programs teach residents about social determinants of health.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190204sdohresidency.html

Workforce Tactic Team Sets Stage to Increase Ranks of FPs

A recent article in Family Medicine sums up the outcomes of three years of work by the Family Medicine for America's Health Workforce Education and Development Tactic Team.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190304fmahworkforce.html

What Factors Hook Medical Students on Family Medicine?

In 2015, the AAFP conducted a national survey of all graduating AAFP student members to learn what influenced their specialty choices.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/2019026choicesurvey.html

What Drives Medical Students to Choose Family Medicine?

Results of focus group sessions with medical students at allopathic schools across the United States show that the decision to specialize in family medicine is influenced by several factors.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190305studentchoice.html

Family Medicine Tops the List in Osteopathic Match

Thirty-four percent of matches made during this year's final American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program Match were to family medicine residency programs.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190220aoamatch.html

2019 NRMP Match Marks Decade of Growth for Family Medicine

The 2019 Match numbers mark a decade of year-over-year growth for family medicine, with a total of 3,848 medical students and graduates matching into the specialty -- 313 more than in 2018.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190315matchday.html

Researchers Calculate Medical School Production of FPs

An article published in the March issue of Family Medicine identifies factors that contribute to allopathic and osteopathic institutions' output of family physicians over time.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190315fmproduction.html

Taking a 'Measure What You Treasure' Approach to Burnout

Speakers at a session held during the AAFP's Residency Program Solutions conference focused on one residency's experience of identifying burnout and building a wellness culture.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190416beyondburnout.html

Residency Curriculum Hits Mark on Social Determinants

Researchers at a St. Louis family medicine residency program assessed outcomes after implementation of a longitudinal experiential curriculum focused on underserved communities.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190322sdohresidency.html

New ABFM Testing Format Calls for Novel Learning Tool

The AAFP has launched the Longitudinal Assessment Self-Study Package for family physicians participating in the American Board of Family Medicine's Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment pilot. The new resource combines the learning power of the Board Review Self-Study ...

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190325fmcla-lassp.html

Questions About CME Credit? AAFP Has Answers

In this QandA, Steven Furr, M.D., chair of the AAFP's Commission on Continuing Professional Development, tackles frequently asked questions about CME and AAFP credit.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190423aafpcme.html

AAFP Delegation Stands Up for Residency Teaching Faculty

AAFP delegates supported physicians-in-training during this year's AMA House of Delegates annual meeting as they sought to ensure that their instructors can devote adequate time to teaching duties.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190619ama-educ.html

Food is Health Pilot Improves Patients' Diabetes Markers

A residency program has discovered an innovative way to encourage and facilitate good nutrition in patients with diabetes whose households also struggle with food insecurity.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190410foodishealth.html

Do Residents' Skills Match Medicare Patients' Needs?

New research suggests that family medicine residents' training does not align with the most common procedures that Medicare patients need.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190620proceduretraining.html

Obesity Education in Family Medicine Clerkships Falls Short

New research on obesity education in family medicine clerkships shows gaps that may leave future family physicians inadequately prepared to treat patients with this condition.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190625obesityeduc.html

When It Comes to Hiring Faculty Physicians, Money Talks

Results of a survey of family medicine department chairs provide new insight into the factors associated with successfully filling vacancies for faculty physicians.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190711facultyhiring.html

Residents Focus Discussions on Training, Patient Care

During this year's National Congress of Family Medicine Residents, participants adopted measures on various topics, including opioid use disorder treatment and support for residents whose programs close unexpectedly.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-rescongress.html

What Do FM Residents Know About Environmental Health?

Results of a survey of Canadian family medicine residents suggest substantial gaps exist in their knowledge about and training on environmental health issues.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190717residentenvirohealth.html

Students, Residents Elect New Leaders for the Coming Year

Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 27 in Kansas City, Mo., to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190727nc-elections.html

NY Residency Program Teaches Grads to Serve Underserved

A recent research report details survey findings that show most graduates of a New York University residency practice primary care and serve underserved communities.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190821underservedresidency.html

Students Focus on Physician Wellness, Additional Training

During the 2019 National Congress of Student Members in Kansas City, Mo., delegates adopted multiple resolutions that addressed protecting physician wellness and requested additional training.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-studentcongress.html

AAFP Credit System Unveils New Seal

The AAFP Credit System has unveiled a new seal that CME providers can use to show their education has been vetted and approved by the AAFP.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190826creditsystemseal.html

AAFP Launches New Audio Journal Products

Two new audio products from the AAFP provide members easy access to select content from the Academy journals FPM and American Family Physician.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190806journalaudio.html

Parental Leave in Family Medicine Residencies Varies Widely

Parental leave policies and practices vary considerably among family medicine residency programs across the United States, according to a new study.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191115parentalleave.html

AAFP Updates CME Search, Reporter Functions for Members

The Academy has updated the CME Search and CME Reporter tools on AAFP.org, making it easier for members to find the specific CME products and activities they need.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191011cmesearch.html

AAFP Adds New Livestream Platform CME Options

The AAFP is offering a new livestreaming CME format for two upcoming musculoskeletal and sports care and two adult medicine courses. Each topic will be offered in two formats: six half-day sessions during a three-day event or one 90-minute session every week for 12 weeks.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191113newlivestreamcme.html

Study Highlights Lack of Self-care Among Medical Residents

New research indicates that a concerning number of medical residents do not have a routine place for care, making them less likely to utilize valuable preventive screenings and services.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191224residentscare.html

Study: FM Residencies Need More Telehealth Training

Armed with survey results that show many residencies use telehealth infrequently, researchers say family medicine residents need more training in telehealth services.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200121residenttelehealth.html

USMLE Change Benefits Students, Reflects AAFP Guidance

Medical students scored a major win last week when the United States Medical Licensing Examination program announced its intention to change score reporting for the USMLE Step 1 exam from the current three-digit numeric score to pass/fail beginning in 2022.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200220usmlechange.html

CDC Offers Free CME on Tapering, Discontinuing Opioids

The CDC is offering family physicians and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn about opioid reduction strategies and earn free CME in the process.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200303opioidtaperwebinar.html

'Think Big' to Reimagine Family Medicine, Speakers Advise

For their virtual mainstage event at the 2020 National Conference, AAFP CEO/EVP Shawn Martin and Farzad Mostashari, M.D., M.P.H., talked about the future of family medicine.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200804nc-future.html

New STFM Podcast Series Shines a Light on COVID-19

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine has launched a new podcast series that examines lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic from an academic medicine perspective.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200520stfmpodcasts.html

PDW RPS Content Available in On Demand Package

Although the AAFP's PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium was canceled because of the pandemic, the Academy is making more than 18 hours of recorded content and materials available.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200721pdwrps.html

Be Prepared: Program Directors Offer Advice on Virtual Match

Program directors Deborah Clements, M.D., and Kristina Diaz, M.D., offered students advice on navigating the virtual match during a session at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200804nc-match.html

FPs Urge Residents, Students to Be Voice for Patients

Veteran family physicians urged attendees at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students not to underestimate their ability to make a difference outside the clinic.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200805nc-impact.html

Students, Residents Elect 2021 Leadership

In their first remote election, delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200805nc-election.html

Students Optimistic About Future of Family Medicine

After a chaotic 2020, we asked four AAFP student leaders what they are excited about regarding the future of family medicine. Here is what they shared.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210127fmfuture.html

Best Project Winners Named By Emerging Leader Institute

The AAFP Foundation recently announced the project award winners from the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute's fifth class.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200825emergingleaders.html

Med Students Belong in Priority Group for COVID-19 Vaccine

The AAFP updated its policy regarding medical learners and the pandemic to specify that medical students should be included with other health professionals who are prioritized to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210119studentsvaccine.html

Level 2 Performance Evaluations Postponed Indefinitely

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners announced Feb. 11 that its COMLEX-USA Level 2 Performance Evaluation is postponed indefinitely.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210215comlexusa2.html

Free CME on Maternal Health Care Available Now

Family physicians and other clinicians can earn free CME on maternal health care thanks to an online program offered by the Office of Minority Health.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210415mhccme.html

Residency Census Plays Vital Role in AAFP’s Work

Each year the AAFP asks every family medicine residency to complete its census. Program director Monica Newton, D.O., M.P.H., explains why the census is critical to the Academy’s efforts related to the primary care workforce.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210426guested-rescensus.html

Family Medicine Groups Join Call for Another Virtual Match

The AAFP and other family medicine organizations have issued recommendations for the 2021-22 Match cycle, including direction regarding virtual interviews, and the Academy has several resources to assist in the process.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210709match2022.html

Flexibility Envisioned in New Residency Requirements

A major revision of family medicine residency requirements is one step closer to fruition. Family Medicine has published nearly three dozen articles that will be considered by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education writing group tasked with updating the requirements.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210630acgmeupdate.html

Residents Address COVID-related Barriers to Training, More

Delegates debated resolutions related to several issues — including training requirements and advance directives — during the virtual National Congress of Family Medicine Residents.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210805nc-residents.html

New CME Helps Family Physicians Fight Imposter Syndrome

A new, member-exclusive CME activity on overcoming imposter syndrome aims to support family physicians who are underrepresented in medicine.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210719impostercme.html

FPs Share Breadth of Family Medicine in Mainstage Event

Four family physicians shared personal stories that highlighted different roles in the specialty July 30 during the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210804nc-careers.html

CME Aims to Boost Immunization Rates in Black Communities

The AAFP, through a cooperative agreement with the CDC, has unveiled a comprehensive CME program designed to increase adult immunization rates among African American patients.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210722immcme.html

Delegates Elect New Student, Resident Leaders

Delegates elected peers to represent them during the recent National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210803nc-elections.html

Student Delegates Act on SUD, Advance Directives

Delegates debated resolutions related to several issues — including substance use disorder, advance directives and gender-affirming care — during the virtual National Congress of Student Members.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210805nc-students.html

Panelists Outline Anti-racism Advocacy Strategies for Students

Panelists at the 2021 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students identified six strategies medical students can take to help diversify the physician workforce and improve outcomes for patients of color.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210812nc-antiracism.html

Osteopathic Workshop to Emphasize Comprehensive Approach

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center physician Jarrod Harrall, D.O., answers our questions about The Osteopathic Approach: FMX Preconference Workshop.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210909doapproach.html

Live CME No Longer Required for AAFP Membership

In the AAFP’s latest move to adapt to family physicians’ evolving needs, the Academy has eliminated the requirement for active members to earn 25 credits of CME through live activities.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211005cmereq.html

Report: Overhaul Transition From Med School to Residency

A recent report called for a comprehensive overhaul of the process that transitions medical students to residency training. The AAFP already is taking steps that address many of the recommendations.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211102ugrcrecs.html

AAFP Rolls Out Free CME on Boosting Vaccine Confidence

Beginning in October, the Academy will offer a free educational series for clinicians on addressing vaccine hesitancy and improving vaccine confidence; more than 20 CME credits will be available.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210922vaxconfidence.html

Participants Share Lessons Learned From Virtual Match

With another residency interview season approaching, AAFP News gathered a program director, a student advisor and an intern to get their insights from the 2021 virtual Match and their thoughts regarding 2022. Read more in this QandA.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210824matchqa.html

New Residency Proposal Aims for Significant Changes

New proposed requirements for family medicine residency programs include eliminating the standard of 1,650 continuity patient encounters and other major changes. They are available for review and comment through Jan. 28.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211221residencyreqs.html

Family Medicine Welcomes Largest Class of Residents Ever

When the results of this week’s Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program are added to today’s National Resident Matching Program Main Residency Match total, it’s likely that the 2022 class of family medicine residents will be the largest in the specialty’s history.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/2022-match-day.html

Students, Here’s How to Turn Interview Notes Into a Rank List

To help medical students making Match decisions during another virtual interview season, AAFP News gathered a faculty member, a fourth-year student and two family medicine interns to share their insights on comparing and evaluating programs.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20211222matchqanda.html

Long COVID CME Course Coming May 11

The Academy is offering a free, blended CME activity on long COVID that will allow learners to earn up to 10 AAFP Prescribed credits.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/long-covid-cme-course.html

Webinar Addresses Mental Health and COVID-19

An upcoming webinar will help family physicians and other clinicians better understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of patients and care teams, along with solutions to address these issues.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/shadow-pandemic-webinar.html

PCLC Helps Students Put Ideas Into Action

The Primary Care Leadership Collaborative, which teaches medical students leadership skills and coaches them to apply those skills in their own communities, is taking applications for its next cohort through Feb. 28.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20220112pclc.html

New STFM Podcast Tackles Implicit Bias, Microaggressions

A conversation with Academy staff on latest edition of the STFM Underrepresented in Medicine Journey to Academic Medicine podcast addresses implicit bias, microaggressions and related topics.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/implicit-bias-microaggressions-podcast.html

New Report Finds Medical School Diversity Rising

Data from the Association of American Medical Colleges indicates that the class of students who entered medical school in the United States in 2021-2022 is larger and more diverse than nearly any preceding class.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/medical-school-diversity.html

Providing Care to Those Who Can't Get It Anywhere Else

Sarah Nosal, M.D., has devoted her career to giving uninsured patients "the care and respect they deserve" and passing those values on to the medical students she trains.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180219fdf-nosa.html

Starting a Rural Health System From Scratch

David Gaus, M.D., M.P.H., wanted to provide preventive care to the people of rural Ecuador. When he realized they needed more, he started an entire health system.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180312fdf-gaus.html

Caring for the Underserved Where They Need It

Ravi Grivois-Shah, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., set out to care for the underserved. Directing a mobile health program and a clinic with a large refugee population have allowed him to do it.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180319fdf-grivoisshah.html

Closing the Gap Between Public Health Goals and Reality

Norman Oliver, M.D., M.A., wanted to influence health on a large scale. He found that opportunity as Virginia's deputy commissioner for population health.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180402fdf-oliver.html

Tackling a New Career — and Residency — at 58

Former NFL player and medical device company CEO Milt McColl, M.D., is finishing his medical training and loving every minute of it.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180226fdf-mccol.html

Saving Lives by Passing Laws

In addition to providing hands-on patient care, Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, M.D., is improving public health in Oregon through her work as a state senator.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180305fdf-steinerhayward.html

Path to Leadership Started as Volunteer

Jay Lee, M.D., M.P.H., said lessons learned as a medical volunteer in El Salvador have served him well as a family physician leader and advocate.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180423fdf-lee.html

Working to Eliminate Health Disparities

Family physician Denise Rodgers, M.D., is leading a broad community effort to eliminate health disparities related to nutrition, fitness, housing and mental health in Newark, N.J.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180430fdf-rodgers.html

Her Leadership Path Has Come Full Circle

Kisha Davis, M.D., M.P.H., was recently elected convener of the 2019 National Conference of Constituency Leaders. She wants to give back to the event that trained her as a leader.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180507fdf-davis.html

Harnessing Health Data in Pursuit of Triple Aim

Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, M.D., is helping the Center for Improving Value in Health Care utilize vast health claims data in pursuit of better health, better care and lower costs.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180528fdf-osbourneroberts.html

Building a Case for Health Equity

Brian Frank, M.D., said his circuitous route to a career in medicine helps him understand the patient perspective and the need for health equity.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180514fdf-frank.html

Caring for Olympic Team a Golden Opportunity

Allyson Howe, M.D., wanted a career that included caring for athletes. She achieved that goal as the head physician for the Olympic champion U.S. women's hockey team.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180521fdf-howe.html

Improving Care for LGBTQ Community

Kevin Wang, M.D., is teaching medical students, residents, physicians and others how to meet the unique health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer patients.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180611fdf-wang.html

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

Marjie Heier, M.D., may not have found the medical practice she expected in Zambia, but the people of this African nation certainly found what they needed in Heier.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180618fdf-heier.html

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline in the Golden State

Jo Marie Reilly, M.D., M.P.H., developed an innovative program at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California to draw more medical students to primary care.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180625fdf-reilly.html

She Found Where She Belonged at National Conference

Victoria Boggiano, M.D., M.P.H., confirmed her specialty choice and became a leader at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. Now she hopes to help others do the same.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180702fdf-boggiano.html

Racing Toward a Bright Future

Erin Clark, a regional coordinator for the family medicine interest group network, is pursuing two academic degrees and a spot in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180716fdf-clark.html

'Country Doc' Leading Health Advocacy in Lone Star State

As he winds down his fourth decade in practice, Douglas Curran, M.D., remains a leading physician advocate in his state as president of the Texas Medical Association.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180723fdf-curran.html

Mentoring, Providing Opportunities for Next Generation

Volunteering in a health care outreach clinic as a teenager helped Juan Robles, M.D., find the mentors he needed in health care. Now he is creating similar opportunities for college students.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180730fdf-robles.html

Growing Family Medicine is 'Fantastic Mission'

A longtime leader in family medicine training, Joseph Gravel, M.D., hopes to double the size of a residency program for the second time in his career.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180813fdf-gravel.html

Teaching Students to Be Leaders, Create Change

Physician, educator and advocate Kari Mader, M.D., M.P.H., is teaching medical students how to identify and address their communities' needs.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180820fdf-mader.html

From Army Wife to Army Doctor

Lt. Col. Julie Hundertmark, M.D., realized her dream of becoming a physician in the military and now is encouraging others to follow her path.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180827fdf-hundertmark.html

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline

Julie Phillips, M.D., M.P.H., is using research to understand the factors that influence student choice and, ultimately, improve the family physician pipeline.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180910fdf-phillips.html

Want to Be a Physician Leader? Just Take the Reins

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., says physicians are natural leaders. She's working to ensure her colleagues feel empowered to create change.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180917fdf-bhuyan.html

Training the Next Generation of Family Physicians

Philip Diller, M.D., PhD., recently was named senior associate dean for educational affairs at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He said it's important for more family physicians to take on roles as academic deans.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180924fdf-diller.html

Casting a Wide Net for Primary Care Research

Wilson Pace, M.D., had an idea to build networks that allow physicians to share data, and the project has given researchers access to de-identified records for more than 30 million patients.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181001fdf-pace.html

Tailoring His Practice for Community, Trainees

Residency program director Jim Campbell, M.D., practices in a wide variety of settings so he can show students and residents the full scope of family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181008fdf-campbell.html

Taking the Family Medicine Message to the Masses

Former AAFP President Richard Roberts, M.D., J.D., may have retired from his day jobs, but he's still working for family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181029fdf-roberts.html

Leading From Within the Health Care System

Ajoy Kumar, M.D., realized as an intern just how broken our health care system is. He's been working to change that ever since.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181105fdf-kumar.html

A Champion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

When Jennifer Edgoose, M.D., M.P.H., objected to the lack of diversity in her residency program, her department chair challenged her to do something about it. She didn't stop there.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181112fdf-edgoose.html

Mapping a Path to Good Health

Paul Ravenna, M.D., is studying how geographic information systems can help improve health care and how physicians can be trained to use those tools to help patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181126fdf-ravenna.html

Future FP Is Already an Educator, Innovator

Intern Tyson Schwab, M.D., M.S., just started his family medicine training, but he already has two medical devices in development.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181203fdf-schwab.html

Daughter's Birth Defect Led Him to Medical School

Chris Zeman didn't plan to be a physician, but when his daughter was born with gastroschisis, he was inspired to go back to school at age 31.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181210fdf-zeman.html

Caring for People Affected by War

Ranit Mishori, M.D., M.H.S., spent a decade covering wars as a journalist. Now she cares for those fleeing from such conflicts.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181217fdf-mishori.html

Rocking Full-scope Family Medicine for Rural Patients

Noemi "Mimi" Doohan, M.D., Ph.D., was tasked with starting a rural family medicine residency program from scratch. After four years of preparation, the program will launch in 2019.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190107fdf-doohan.html

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