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MIPS APMS

Information on Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Alternative Payment Models (APMs), or MIPS APMs, a subset of one of the two new payment tracks created under MACRA.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/mips-apms.html

Family Physician

Family physicians care for patients at every stage of life, from birth to advanced age. AAFP members will find extensive clinical resources that support efforts to provide high-quality care.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician.html

Leading Physician Well-being

Leading, Physician, well-being, wellbeing,

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-career/leading-physician-well-being.html

How to Write a Curriculum Vitae

Learn how to write a cirriculum vitae using various headings and formatting tips to highlight personal interests and activities to help distinguish individual candidates.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-career/find-a-job/write-cv.html

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)

Review the regulatory standards that apply to all clinical lab testing performed on humans that may apply to your practice.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/clia.html

Hospitalists: Guidelines for Communicating With the Referring Physician

Read about hospitalists and view guidelines for communicating with referring primary care physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-career/hospitalists.html

Contact Us

Have questions or comments about the AAFP proficiency testing program? Contact our expert staff for help.

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About the AAFP-PT Evaluation

Find out how to review the AAFP-PT evaluation report including necessary terms and criteria explanations.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/pt-lab-testing/evaluation.html

Proficiency Testing Kit Info

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.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/pt-lab-testing/event-test-kit-info.html

AAFP-PT: Answers to Common Questions

Learn more about the AAFP laboratory proficiency testing program by viewing frequently asked questions, including ordering information, kit troubleshooting, and reporting.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/pt-lab-testing/faq.html

National Provider Identifier

Find out how apply for a national provider identifier for your practice.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/national-provider-identifier.html

Finances and Your Practice

Learn about metrics for financial success for family physicians who own their own practices.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/practice-finances.html

COLA Discounts and Education

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.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/pt-lab-testing/cola.html

AAFP-PT Proficiency Testing

AAFP-PT is laboratory proficiency testing from a name you can trust

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/pt-lab-testing/landing.html

Basics of Quality Improvement

Quality improvement (QI) is a systematic, formal approach to the analysis of practice performance and efforts to improve performance.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/quality-improvement-basics.html

Physician Office Laboratory Microscopy Atlas

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.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/managing-your-practice/pt-lab-testing/microscopy-atlas.html

Starting, Closing, or Selling a Practice

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...The environment is tougher than ever. Proactive revenue management and direct pay models provide opportunities for small practices Jan-Feb 2009 Issue FP Snapshot [Snapshot] Sep 2007 Issue Seven Strategies for Creating a More Efficient Practice [Feature] Simple,...

Family Practice Management

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...Practice Transformation: Taking the Direct Primary Care Route [Feature] This practice cured its insurance headaches by switching to a cash-only payment model and charging annual retainer fees. March/April 2014 Issue Practice Transformation: Lessons From a Safety Net...

Family Practice Management

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Supporting Membership

Supporting Membership in the AAFP is available to family medicine physicians as well as physicians of other specialties. Enjoy specific information and benefits when you join as a Supporting Member.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/supporting.html

FPM Past Issues 2014

FPM 2014 Past Issues

Family Practice Management

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Permissions requests for aafp.org content.

About AAFP

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Avis

Discover the discounts available with Avis rental cars, only for AAFP members.

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Budget

Discover the discounts available with Budget rental cars, only for AAFP members.

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Hippo Education Primary Care RAP

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.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/advantage/hippo.html

MediCCM

Capture revenue for services you are already providing. Meet all criteria required for billing code 99490. Special rate for AAFP members.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/advantage/mediccm.html

Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Learn more about enhancing your family medicine career with AAFP awards, scholarships, and fellowships.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/awards.html

SoFi Student Loan Consolidation and Refinancing

Let SoFi help you consolidate and refinance your student loans.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/advantage/sofi.html

Up to Date

Discover the discounts available with UpToDate, a physician-authored clinical knowledge resource for point-of-care decisions.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/advantage/uptodate.html

FMIG Network Program of Excellence Award

Learn about the FMIG Network Program of Excellence Award, which recognizes groups for their efforts to stimulate interest in family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/awards/student-resident-awards/fmig.html

Active Membership Dues

Learn more about AAFP Active membership dues.

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Member Resources

Take advantage of resources exclusively for AAFP members.

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Resident Membership Dues

Learn more about AAFP Resident membership dues.

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Transitional Member Dues

Dues for transitional membership status.

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LGBT Member Constituency

AAFP LGBT Member Constituency

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/connect/constituencies-forums/lgbt.html

Resident Representative to the AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI)

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Compassion, Faith Drive FPOY to Help Patients, Community

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx/20181011fpoy-cooke.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.

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

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

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

Delegates Tackle Rural OB Decline, Hospitality Event

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.

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

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.

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

Panel: Buprenorphine 'Can Give Patients Their Lives Back'

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.

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

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

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

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

New AAFP President Thrives on Serving Patients, Community

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.

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

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.

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

AI Moving Health Care to 'Cusp of a Major Revolution'

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.

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

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

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

New AAFP President Pledges Relief for Practice Challenges

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.

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

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

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

Academy Officers Cover Key Issues at Town Hall

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201012codtownhall.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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

AAFP Honors All FPs as Family Physician of the Year

After valiantly facing the trials of COVID-19 for months, every AAFP member is being honored with the Family Physician of the Year award.

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

Health Equity Grabs Spotlight at Family Medicine Experience

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx/20201020fmx-inequity.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.

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.

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

Political Panel: Post-election Health Care Forecast

A political panel on navigating the health care landscape at the 2020 virtual Family Medicine Experience offered insights from two veteran political operatives.

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

Sorry, Boss, I Can't Guarantee Your Worker Is COVID-free

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.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201007fp-covidnote.html

Telemedicine II: What We’ve Learned So Far

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.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201203fp-telehealth.html

Encouraging Signs in Washington for Family Medicine

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.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210121itt-newadministration.html

Osteopathic Match Again Shows Family Medicine on Top

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180214osteomatch.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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Residency Leaders Encourage Training in Opioid Prescribing

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180403rpsopioids.html

Review Task Force Recommendations on Board Certification

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180703mocreport.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.

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

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

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

Birth, Death, Hope and Money: Stories of Family Medicine

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.

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

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.

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

Students Focus on Protecting Vulnerable Patients, More Training

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180810nc-studentcongress.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.

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.

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

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

AAFP Hosts Launch of 25 x 2030 Student Choice Collaborative

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180905twentyfiveby2030.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.

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

New Study: A Taste of Rural Medicine Proves Powerful

Researchers found that urban-based medical students had a more positive opinion of rural medicine after an eight-week rural surgical rotation.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190130ruralrotation.html

ABFM to Pilot Longitudinal Assessment Alternative to Exam

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.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20181009abfmcksa.html

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