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News From 2018 COD and FMX

This is the topic page for AAFP News coverage of the 2018 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans.

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

News From 2020 COD and FMX

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

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

News From 2019 COD and FMX

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

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

Physician Education and Development News

Physician Education and Development articles including CME, graduate medical education, family medicine resident and student issues, and related stories.

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

Focus on Physician Well-being

This new AAFP News topic area presents ongoing coverage and other content that focuses on issues surrounding physician burnout, resilience and well-being.

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being.html

Patient Care

AAFP News' Patient Care section features stories on preventive care services, community and public health, patient care protocols and more.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public.html

Inside the Academy News

This is the topic page for AAFP News' Inside the Academy section.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp.html

MACRA Ready

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is setting up groundbreaking changes to the way physicians are paid by Medicare with a new, two-track system that emphasizes value-based payment models. The AAFP is pulling no punches to make sure family physicians are poised to ...

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready.html

As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

This is the topic page for AAFP News' Opinion section.

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

Practice and Career

This AAFP News section features stories on professional issues that affect how family physicians run their practices and design their work teams to offer high-quality health care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues.html

Academy's Digital Assistant Pilot Advances to Stage Two

The AAFP is recruiting as many as 100 family physicians to participate in stage two of its pilot with Suki, a digital assistant that combines artificial intelligence and voice-enabled technology.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200625sukistagetwo.html

Member Resources and Tools for 2018

This is the topic page for a roundup of resources and tools the AAFP has created to position members to succeed in 2018 and beyond.

https://www.aafp.org/news/resources-tools-2018.html

Medical Students

Start your journey toward family medicine. Learn what it takes to get into and succeed in medical school with the support of AAFP study tools and resources.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students.html

Tips for Your Residency Application

Get an overview of the highly detailed process for applying to a family medicine residency program, including specific tools and tips to help you submit a complete application on time.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/applying-to-residency.html

Choosing a Residency Program

Selecting and applying for residency in family medicine is a thoughtful, lengthy process. Learn what to expect as you explore programs and begin your application.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/choosing-residency-program.html

Medical School Debt - How to Manage Your Money | AAFP

Medical school is a costly investment. Explore strategies to find scholarships for medical school and how to minimize the overall cost of student debt.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/debt-management.html

Deciding on a Specialty

Factors to consider when thinking about a career in medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/deciding-on-specialty.html

Expectations in Medical School

Learn about what to expect when you attend medical school, including coursework and information about years three and four.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/expectations-in-med-school.html

Rotations and Electives in Family Medicine

Discover how to maximize your third year of medical school with wise choices of rotations and electives that prepare you for family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/rotations-and-electives.html

How to Get into Medical School | Medical School and Residency

Learn about requirements when applying for medical school, including MCAT, work experience, and academic records and use expert tips to help you prepare.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/considering-medical-school/getting-into-medical-school.html

Is a Career in Medicine for you?

Choosing your career is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Read about factors to consider when thinking about a career in medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/considering-medical-school/is-career-in-medicine-for-you.html

Medical School Programs and Primary Care

Medical education comes in a variety of formats. Understand the options that exist as you begin to consider apply to medical school.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/considering-medical-school/medical-school-programs-primary-care.html

Practice Options for Family Physicians

Learn about the many practice options open to physicians who choose a career in family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/career-practice-options.html

Work-Life Balance for Family Physicians

Learn about lifestyle and income options available to you with a career in family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/income-work-life-balance.html

Education Requirements for Family Medicine

Learn about residency and other requirements and opportunities for becoming a family physician.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/training-requirements.html

Choose more. Choose Family Medicine.

Make a difference in America's health as a primary care physician. Learn about the specialty of family medicine and next steps toward pursuing a career as a family physician.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/why-choose-family-medicine.html

Advising Medical Students on Medical School and Career

The AAFP has resources to help advisors talk about specialty choice, medical school debt, residency selection, and more.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/premed-medical-students-educators/advising-medical-students.html

Pre-Med Advisors

Do any of your pre-med students know what kind of specialty they want to choose after medical school?

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/premed-medical-students-educators/advising-pre-med-students.html

Residency Program Central

Designed for family medicine residency program directors and coordinators. Access curriculum guidelines, grant applications, and other tools to strengthen your program.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/central.html

Chief Resident Leadership Development Program

Equip your family medicine chief resident for success through this year-long, interactive program, featuring spring and fall workshops, coaching tools, monthly newsletters, and more.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/chief-resident-leadership-development-program.html

AAFP Resources for Residency Programs

Whether your residents are preparing for certification or staying up to date on current trends, AAFP educational tools and resources for residency programs can help bridge knowledge gaps and boost skill sets.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/cme-res-programs.html

Family Medicine National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Results Analysis

Review a brief analysis on National Resident Matching Program results impacting family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/national-resident-matching-program-results.html

RPS Consultants to Help Your Family Medicine Residency Program Excel

Position your family medicine residency program for excellence when you engage the consultants of Residency Program Solutions.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/residency-program-solutions.html

Residents

Enhance your experience as a resident with the latest medical news, study tools to get ready for boards, and the advice you need to get ready for a career in family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents.html

Third-Year Electives During Residency

Your electives in your final year of residency is can be opportunities to get an inside look at practices you may be considering joining after graduation.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/transition-into-practice/3rd-year-electives.html

Career Choices in Family Medicine

Resources from the AAFP to help as you transition from your family medicine residency into practice.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/transition-into-practice/career-choices-in-family-medicine.html

Find Fellowships

Discover fellowship opportunities available throughout the United States, including requirements and application deadlines, and more.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/transition-into-practice/find-fellowships.html

Preparing for the ABFM Board Exam

Passing the ABFM Board Exam is a crucial step in beginning a career in family medicine. Get advice on how to prepare and discover what tools and products the AAFP has developed to help you prepare.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/transition-into-practice/prepare-for-board-exam.html

Residency Wrap-up Checklist

Use these tips to make sure you're ready to leave residency and move into practice.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/transition-into-practice/residency-wrapup-checklist.html

Engage with the AAFP

Learn the different ways your organization can partner with the AAFP to share in the goal of providing family physicians and their teams with the best resources and education tools.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/engage-with-aafp.html

ANA Screen, IFA, Reflex Titer/Pattern

Autoimmune rheumatic diseases are conditions in which the immune system attacks the joints and certain systems. They are often difficult to diagnose, as their symptoms can be vague, vary from patient to patient, and often overlap. Laboratory testing can provide useful information, but ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases-update-with-sponsored-development-resources.html

Family Medicine Facts

Family medicine is the most versatile of all physician specialties and family physicians are just as diverse as their patients.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/dive-into-family-medicine/family-medicine-facts.html

Eight rheumatic diseases with one blood draw

Screen and diagnose patients with suspected rheumatic autoimmune disease with one blood draw. One blood draw may make it faster and easier to evaluate eight of the most common rheumatic diseases, which may lead to an earlier diagnosis. Early diagnosis may help patients begin therapy ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/eight-rheumatic-diseases-one-blood-draw.html

Is it COVID-19, influenza A or B, or something else?

It’s flu season, but we’re also still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), influenza A or B (flu), and other respiratory infections can present with similar symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. That’s why it’s important to consider testing ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/is-it-covid-19-or-the-flu-something-else.html

Time in Range: A Measure of Glycemic Control

Learn about the benefits of using time in ranges (TIRs) to assess glycemic control, as shown in a patient case study.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/time-in-range-a-measure-of-glycemic-control.html

Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy - Stephanie Quinn

Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy - Stephanie Quinn

About AAFP

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

Choosing Wisely

Read the recommendations of the Choosing Wisely campaign, created to improve health care quality and reduce unnecessary treatment and tests.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/choosing-wisely.html

AAFP Home | American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Family Physicians represents 134,600 family physicians, residents, and students, providing advocacy, education, patient and practice resources.

https://www.aafp.org/home.html

Meet our Leadership

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

About AAFP

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

AAFP Executive Management Team

Meet the AAFP Executive Management Team.

About AAFP

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

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