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Medical Student Debt Relief

Learn about the AAFP's support of medical student debt relief, a significant factor in family medicine as a career decision.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medical-student-debt-relief.html

Medical Waste Disposal in Non-Medical Locations

Read the strategies the AAFP recommends to ensure the safe disposal of medical waste.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medical-waste-disposal.html

Medically Underserved

Read about the AAFP's commitment to the medically underserved populations and support of programs to improve healthcare.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medically-underserved.html

Medicare Payment

Read the AAFP's call for realignment of the Medicare payment system to provide more equitable payment to family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medicare-payment.html

Medicare/Medicaid Abuses

Read the AAFP's position on the process for addressing Medicare/Medicaid abuses.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medicare-medicaid-abuses.html

Medication, Device, and Biologic Agents Testing and Selection

Read about AAFP's policy on Medication, Device, and Biologic Agents Testing and Selection.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medication-testing.html

Meet our Leadership

The AAFP is governed by a Congress of Delegates, a Board of Directors, and a number of commissions and committees.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership.html

Member Interest Group Application

...REQUIRED INFORMATION Each section must be completed. __________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________ NAME OF PERSON SUBMITTING APPLICATION/AAFP ID# DATE OF APPLICATION ___________________...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/membership_applications/interest-groups-application.pdf

Membership Designation

Explore the different levels of membership in AAFP including fellow, member and diplomate.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/membership-designation.html

Membership Evaluation, Discrimination in

Read the AAFP's statement on discrimination in any form.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/membership-discrimination.html

Menstrual Hygiene Products, Access to

Read the AAFP's policy statement on access to menstrual hygiene products.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/menstrual-hygiene-products.html

Mental Health Care Services by Family Physicians (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on mental health care services provided by family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mental-health-services.html

Mental Health, Parity in Coverage for Patients

Read the AAFP's support health insurance coverage for mental health care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mental-health-care-parity.html

Mental Health, Physician Responsibility

Read AAFP's support for family physicians' ability to diagnosis and and treat problems in mental health.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mental-health-physician-responsibility.html

Mercury in Food as a Human Health Hazard

Read about AAFP's support of testing of mercury levels in seafood and family physician's role in managing health risks.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mercury.html

Microsoft Word - Board-Certification-TFreport.docx

...Report of the AAFP Task Force on Board Certification in Family Medicine April 2018 In July 2017, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Board of Directors created the Task Force on Board Certification in Family Medicine (Task Force) in an effort to explore the anger...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/policies/Board-Certification-TFreport.pdf

Migrant Health Care

Read AAFP's position on family physician's role in educating migrant and seasonal workers' health care problems.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/migrant-health-care.html

Military Service, Physicians' Draft

Read AAFP's opposition to a draft of physicians into the armed services.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/military-service.html

Mission and Vision of the AAFP

Learn the key role the AAFP plays in the future of family medicine on behalf of its members.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/who-is-the-aafp/vision-mission.html

Motor Vehicle Occupant Protection

Read the AAFP's endorsement of the use of seat restraints by all occupants of motor vehicles.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/motor-vehicle-occupant-protection.html

Motorized Recreational Vehicles

Read about the AAFP's recommendation that family physicians educate their patients about the potential dangers of motorized recreational vehicle use.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/motorized-recreational-vehicles.html

National Health Service Corps

Read AAFP's support of the objectives of the National Health Service Corps and its support of full funding for training health care professionals.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/national-health-service-corps.html

National Minority Health Month

Learn more about the National Minority Health Month as an opportunity to promote family medicine career choices.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/national-minority-health-month.html

Naturopathic Practice

Learn why the AAFP opposes the licensure of naturopaths and any expansion in their scope of practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/naturopathic-practice.html

NCFMR/NCSM Candidate Fact Sheet

...https://rtiaafp-my.sharepoint.com/personal/mbredemeyer_aafp_org/Documents/Desktop/holding spot for docs from emails/2020 Candidate Fact Sheet Updatedv2.doc NCFMR/NCSM Candidate Fact Sheet National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students 1. HOW DO I BECOME A...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/make_difference/2020-candidate-fact-sheet.pdf

Needle Exchange Programs and Safe Injection Sites

Read the AAFP's position on needle exchange programs and safe injection sites.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/needle-exchange.html

Neonatal Circumcision

Read AAFP's policy on Neonatal Circumcision.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/neonatal-circumcision.html

Never Events and Hospital Acquired Conditions

Read AAFP's support of efforts to improve health care by identifying hospital acquired conditions and safety in both inpatient and ambulatory settings.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/never-events.html

New Physician, Definition

Read the AAFP's definition of new physician.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/new-physician.html

Nuclear Waste Disposal

Read the AAFP's support of the safe handling and storage of nuclear waste.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nuclear-waste-disposal.html

Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Warfare

Read about the AAFP's support of a moratorium on nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nuclear-warfare.html

Nurse Midwives, Certified

Learn about the AAFP's guidelines for integrated practices and the supervision of nurse midwives.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nurse-midwives.html

Nurse Practitioners

Read the AAFP's position on the role of nurse practitioners in an integrated practice environment and the physician's supervision role.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nurse-practitioners.html

Nursing Profession

Read about the AAFP's position on the role of nurses and the interaction between nurses and physicians in clinical settings.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/nursing-profession.html

Obesity and Overweight

Read the AAFP's recommendations for the family physician's role in counseling overweight and obese patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/obesity.html

Obstetric Ultrasound Examination (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's policy on Obstetric Ultrasound Examination (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/obstetric-ultrasound.html

Officers' Protocol

Read the protocol on the listing of AAFP officers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/officers-protocol.html

Opposition to Restrictive Covenants

Read about the AAFP's policy on Opposition to Restrictive Covenants.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/opposition-covenants.html

Oral Health

Read AAFP's policy on oral health.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/oral-health.html

Oral Health Education and Advocacy

Read AAFP's policy on oral health education and advocacy.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/oral-health-education.html

Organ Donation: Addressing the Shortage of Registered Organ Donors

Read AAFP's position on the family physician's role in discussing organ donation with patients and their family members.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/organ-donation.html

Other Family Medicine Organizations

Learn about other family medicine organizations.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/who-is-the-aafp/family-medicine-orgs.html

Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptives

Read the AAFP's position on over-the-counter oral contraceptives.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/otc-oral-contraceptives.html

Paid Sick Leave

Read AAFP's policy on paid sick leave.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/paid-sick-leave.html

Pandemic Influenza - Clinical Considerations

This document was originally developed in response to concerns about avian influenza, but has been expanded to address other influenza strains that have the potential to cause a pandemic outbreak.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/disaster/PanFluConsiderations.pdf

Parental Leave During Residency Training

Read AAFP's policy on parental leave plans during residency training.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/parental-leave.html

Patient Care, Concurrent

Read AAFP's policy on concurrent patient care and physician payment.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/patient-care-concurrent.html

Patient Education

Read AAFP's policy on patient education.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/patient-education.html

Patient Referrals

Learn about AAFP's policy on patient referrals regarding participation in the health care system.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/patient-referrals.html

Patient Responsibility for Follow-Up of Diagnosis and Treatment

Read the AAFP's position on the responsibility of the patient regarding follow up treatment.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/patient-responsibility.html

Patient-Centered Formularies

Read AAFP's position on patient-centered formularies and guidelines for family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/patient-centered-formularies.html

Payer Acceptance of Supplemental Data

Learn about the AAFP's position on payer acceptance of supplemental data.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payer-acceptance.html

Payment for Non Face-to-Face Physician Services

Learn about the AAFP's position on electronic communication and evaluation of payments and related payment.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payment-non-face-to-face.html

Payment, Lifestyle Medicine

Read about the AAFP's policy on Payment, Lifestyle Medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payment-lifestyle.html

Payment, Non-Physician Providers

Read the AAFP's policy on payment for services delegated by non-physician providers.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payment-non-physician.html

Payment, Physician

Read the AAFP's position on the physician's responsibility to devise a reliable payment system.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/payment-physician.html

Peer Review

Read the AAFP's position on effective peer review as a tool to improve quality of care for patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/peer-review.html

Peer Review, Confidentiality

Read AAFP's position on the confidentiality of peer review and supporting legislation.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/peer-review-confidentiality.html

Performance Measures Criteria

Learn about the AAFP's position on performance measure criteria including its measurability and achievability.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/performance-measures.html

Permission Requests

Permissions requests for aafp.org content.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/permissions.html

Pharmacists (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on the role of pharmacists in high-quality health care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/pharmacists.html

Pharmacists Dispensing Drugs - AAFP Legislative Stance

Read the AAFP's stance on stance on state legislation regarding pharmacists ability to dispense medication beyond the expiration date.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/pharmacists-dispensing.html

Pharmacists' Right of Conscientious Objection

Learn why the AAFP supports the pharmacist's right to a conscientious objection.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/pharmacists-conscientious-objection.html

Physical Activity in Children

Read the AAFP's recommendation on physical activity in children.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physical-activity-children.html

Physician and Patient Relationships, Professional Responsibility

Read the AAFP's position on establishing a relationship between patients and physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-patient-relationships.html

Physician Assistants

Read the AAFP position on physician assistant training and payment for services provided by physician assistants.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-assistants.html

Physician Compensation for Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Oversight

Read about the AAFP's policy on physician compensation for nurse practitioner and physician assistant oversight.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-compensation-oversight.html

Physician Dispensing of Drug Samples

Learn about AAFP's policy on physician dispensing of drug samples.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-dispensing-drug-samples.html

Physician Expert Witness in Medical Liability Suits

Read the AAFP's position on physicians serving as expert witnesses in medical liability cases.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-expert-witness.html

Physician Reentry

Read the AAFP's recommendation for the process for physicians reentry into practice after an extended period of inactivity.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-reentry.html

Physician Remediation Education

Read AAFP's policy on reeducating physicians with educational or clinical skills deficiencies.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-remediation.html

Physician's Right Relative to Imposed Administrative Costs

Read the AAFP's position on the right of physicians to charge administrative costs due to requirements imposed by health plans or other regulatory companies.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physicians-right-administrative-costs.html

Point of Care Testing Policy

AAFP policy on point of care testing.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/point-of-care-testing-policy.html

Policies

...AAFP AAFP AAFP Foundation Foundation AFP Journal AFP FPM Journal FPM FMX FMX My Account Cart AAFP CME Report CME CME Transcript Access Purchased CME Access CME Assessments CME by Topic AAFP FMX Adult Medicine Board Review Cardiovascular Conditions...

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies.html

Political Action

Read the AAFP's recommendations on effective communication with legislators at all levels of government to support the family medicine specialty.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/political-action.html

Poverty and Health - The Family Medicine Perspective (Position Paper)

Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians transforms health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/poverty-health.html

Pre- and Post-Operative Care

Read the AAFP's recommendation on the role of the family physician before and after surgery.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/pre-post-operative-care.html

Pre-Medical Student Shadowing

Read the AAFP's promotion of student shadowing opportunities in family medicine practices.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/pre-medical-student-shadowing.html

Pre-payment and Post-payment Audits

Read the AAFP's position on pre-payment and post-payment audits.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/pre-post-payment-audits.html

Preceptorships

Read the AAFP's encouragement of family physicians to participate in preceptorships with students.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/preceptorships.html

Preconception Care (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on preconception care. Preconception care is defined as individualized care for men and women that is focused on reducing maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/preconception-care.html

Preferred Unit of Measurement for Liquid Medications

Read the AAFP's position on the preferred unit of measurement for liquid medications in order to prevent overdose in children.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/preferred-unit-measurement.html

Prescription of COVID-19 Medications

Read AAFP's policy on Prescription of COVID-19 Medications.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/prescription-covid19.html

Prevention and Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Read AAFP's endorsement of strategies for the prevention and managementof sexually transmitted infections.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/prevention-sti.html

Prevention of Gun Violence (Policy Statement)

Read AAFP's position on prevention of gun violence.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/prevention-gun-violence.html

Prevention of Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment in Medical Education and Clinical ...

Read AAFP's policy on Prevention of Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment in Medical Education and Clinical Settings.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/prevention-gender-basedharassment.html

Preventive Medicine

Read the AAFP's support of preventive medicine and the commitment of evidence-based, cost-effective medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/preventive-medicine.html

Primary Care

Read the AAFP's definition of primary care related terms and appropriate usage recommendations.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/primary-care.html

Primary Care Physician, Generic

Read the AAFP's opposition to efforts to create a generic primary care physician designation.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/primary-care-physician.html

Principles for Administrative Simplification

Read the AAFP's policy on principles for administrative simplification.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/principles-administrative-simplification.html

Principles for Physician Payment Reform to Support the Patient-Centered Medical Home ...

Read the AAFP's position paper on physician payment reform to support patient-centered medical home.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/principles-payment-reform.html

Prior Authorizations

Read AAFP's policy on Prior Authorizations.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/prior-authorizations.html

Privacy Policy

AAFP's website collects various data types to provide information to the company for use while protecting the privacy of its members and customers.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/privacy.html

Privilege Support Protocol

Read the AAFP's support of the right of physicians to obtain privileges in line with their training, experience and current competence.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privilege-support.html

Privileges and Training for New Procedures

Read AAFP's position on physician training and privileges for new procedures and techniques.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privileges-new-procedures.html

Privileges at Competing Hospitals

Read AAFP's opposition on limitations to physician privileges at competing hospitals or health systems.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privileges-competing-hospitals.html

Privileges in Family Medicine Departments

Read the AAFP's recommendations of the establishment of family medicine departments and granting of hospital privileges.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privileges-family-med-departments.html

Privileges, Documentation of Training and Experience

Read AAFP's policy on the documentation of training and experience for residents and practicing physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privileges-documentation.html

Privileges, Electrocardiogram Interpretation

Read AAFP's position on family physicians ability to read and interpret electrocardiograms,

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privileges-electrocardiogram.html

Privileges, Emergency Care Services

Read AAFP's position on family physician's qualification to provide emergency care services.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/privileges-emergency-care.html

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