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Learn how to write a cirriculum vitae using various headings and formatting tips to highlight personal interests and activities to help distinguish individual candidates.
Review the regulatory standards that apply to all clinical lab testing performed on humans that may apply to your practice.
Read about hospitalists and view guidelines for communicating with referring primary care physicians.
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Find out how to review the AAFP-PT evaluation report including necessary terms and criteria explanations.
AAFP proficiency testing is simple to follow, with only 3 testing events a year. Find the shipment schedule, handling specifications, and testing instructions for the AAFP-PT program.
Learn more about the AAFP laboratory proficiency testing program by viewing frequently asked questions, including ordering information, kit troubleshooting, and reporting.
Find out how apply for a national provider identifier for your practice.
Learn about metrics for financial success for family physicians who own their own practices.
The AAFP has partnered with COLA to offer AAFP members the opportunity for discounted and free education and resources that help you meet regulatory requirements related to laboratory activities.
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Quality improvement (QI) is a systematic, formal approach to the analysis of practice performance and efforts to improve performance.
The indispensable AAFP POL Microscopy Atlas meets all your office microscopy needs and is useful as a training tool. It features more than 150 photos of cellular elements accompanied by matching descriptions, clinical associations, and the applicable CLIA regulations.
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Discover the discounts available with Avis rental cars, only for AAFP members.
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Hippo Education’s podcast, Primary Care Reviews and Perspectives, keeps family medicine clinicians up to date with engaging monthly episodes. Now 15% off for AAFP members only.
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Learn more about enhancing your family medicine career with AAFP awards, scholarships, and fellowships.
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Discover the discounts available with UpToDate, a physician-authored clinical knowledge resource for point-of-care decisions.
Learn about the FMIG Network Program of Excellence Award, which recognizes groups for their efforts to stimulate interest in family medicine.
Learn more about AAFP Active membership dues.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Community service opportunities drew 220 family physicians and their families Oct. 9 during the Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans.
Will Cooke, M.D., a family physician from Austin, Ind., who took on disease outbreaks caused by injection drug use in his small rural community, has been named the AAFP's 2019 Family Physician of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates addressed a number of issues, including how to stem the ongoing loss of obstetrical services in rural areas and potential changes to the combined AAFP candidate hospitality event held during the COD.
The 2018 Congress of Delegates Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement tackled topics ranging from claims data to credentialing.
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.
During a Family Medicine Experience main-stage presentation on opioids, an HHS representative said family physicians can help curb the crisis by prescribing buprenorphine. A panel of family physicians agreed.
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.
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.
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 President Gary LeRoy, M.D., sat down with AAFP News to tell family physicians about himself and discuss issues he'll tackle in the coming year, including spurring development of EHR systems that suit the way family physicians work.
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.
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.
During a mainstage event at the 2019 Family Medicine Experience, innovators in health IT discussed how artificial intelligence is poised to radically change health care delivery.
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 ...
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.
Newly installed AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, Ohio, introduced himself to members Sept. 25 in his first major address during the 2019 Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia.
This page features photos, videos and other content highlighting various events at the 2019 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia.
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 officers provided updates and answered members’ questions about issues including the COVID-19 pandemic, payment, telemedicine and health equity during a virtual Town Hall prior to the Congress of Delegates.
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.
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.
Delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates rejected a resolution that would have limited the number and scope of resolutions brought before the Congress.
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.
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.
Family physicians attending the 2019 Congress of Delegates in Philadelphia debated resolutions addressing family-friendly meetings, gender pronouns on badges and 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.
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.
After valiantly facing the trials of COVID-19 for months, every AAFP member is being honored with the Family Physician of the Year award.
Mobilizing for health equity was the focus of an hour-long presentation delivered by Uché Blackstock, M.D., at this year’s virtual Family Medicine Experience.
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.
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.
A political panel on navigating the health care landscape at the 2020 virtual Family Medicine Experience offered insights from two veteran political operatives.
With asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 and the potential for false-negative tests, Allison Edwards, M.D., questions the utility of providing doctor’s notes for patients returning to work in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.
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This spring our new physician bloggers told us about their experiences with implementing telemedicine. Several months later, we asked for an update regarding their lessons learned.
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There’s reason to hope that the incoming administration is ready to recognize primary care’s importance as it works to improve vaccination efforts and health care policy as a whole.
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Results from the 2018 American Osteopathic Association Match Day show osteopathic medical school seniors and newly minted D.O. physicians who participated in the AOA Match favor family medicine.
CMS has changed evaluation and management documentation guidelines to expand medical students' ability to document -- with physician verification -- in the medical record.
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.
Results from the 2018 National Resident Matching Program show family medicine residency programs gained ground for the ninth straight year.
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.
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.
A session on prescribing opioids appropriately that was presented during the 2018 AAFP Residency Program Solutions conference included tips for educating patients and spotting red flags.
The AAFP Task Force on Board Certification in Family Medicine has issued a report containing recommended next steps to address longstanding member concerns about the continuing board certification process.
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.
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.
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.
A diverse panel of five family physicians offered students and residents their perspectives on family medicine -- stories of triumphant hope and success -- during the 2018 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.
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 ...
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.
During the Aug. 4 business session of the 2018 National Congress of Student Members, delegates adopted multiple resolutions that addressed protecting the health and well-being of all people.
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.
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.
A 2018 Medscape survey measures how happy U.S. resident physicians are in their jobs and with their lifestyles.
A new initiative will work to ensure that by 2030, 25 percent of U.S. medical school seniors will select family medicine as their specialty.
Rhode Island's Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has begun excluding AAFP members from its biennial CME audit for license renewals.
Researchers found that urban-based medical students had a more positive opinion of rural medicine after an eight-week rural surgical rotation.
The American Board of Family Medicine is set to launch a continuing certification pilot in January 2019. Diplomates eligible to participate will have the option of completing a longitudinal assessment alternative to the 10-year certification exam.