This is the topic page for AAFP News coverage of the 2018 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans.
This section provides AAFP News coverage of the virtual 2020 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience.
This is the topic page for AAFP News coverage of the 2019 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia.
Physician Education and Development articles including CME, graduate medical education, family medicine resident and student issues, and related stories.
This new AAFP News topic area presents ongoing coverage and other content that focuses on issues surrounding physician burnout, resilience and well-being.
AAFP News' Patient Care section features stories on preventive care services, community and public health, patient care protocols and more.
This is the topic page for AAFP News' Inside the Academy section.
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 ...
This is the topic page for AAFP News' Opinion section.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Medical school is a costly investment. Explore strategies to find scholarships for medical school and how to minimize the overall cost of student debt.
Factors to consider when thinking about a career in medicine.
Learn about what to expect when you attend medical school, including coursework and information about years three and four.
Discover how to maximize your third year of medical school with wise choices of rotations and electives that prepare you for family medicine.
Learn about requirements when applying for medical school, including MCAT, work experience, and academic records and use expert tips to help you prepare.
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.
Medical education comes in a variety of formats. Understand the options that exist as you begin to consider apply to medical school.
Learn about the many practice options open to physicians who choose a career in family medicine.
Learn about lifestyle and income options available to you with a career in family medicine.
Learn about residency and other requirements and opportunities for becoming a family physician.
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.
The AAFP has resources to help advisors talk about specialty choice, medical school debt, residency selection, and more.
Do any of your pre-med students know what kind of specialty they want to choose after medical school?
Designed for family medicine residency program directors and coordinators. Access curriculum guidelines, grant applications, and other tools to strengthen your 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.
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.
Review a brief analysis on National Resident Matching Program results impacting family medicine.
Position your family medicine residency program for excellence when you engage the consultants of Residency Program Solutions.
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.
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.
Resources from the AAFP to help as you transition from your family medicine residency into practice.
Discover fellowship opportunities available throughout the United States, including requirements and application deadlines, and more.
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.
Use these tips to make sure you're ready to leave residency and move into practice.
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.
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 ...
Family medicine is the most versatile of all physician specialties and family physicians are just as diverse as their patients.
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 ...
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 ...
Learn about the benefits of using time in ranges (TIRs) to assess glycemic control, as shown in a patient case study.
Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy - Stephanie Quinn
Read the recommendations of the Choosing Wisely campaign, created to improve health care quality and reduce unnecessary treatment and tests.
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