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Mistreatment of Learners in Medical Education

AAFP Position Paper on Mistreatment of Learners in Medical Education

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/mistreatment-learners.html

Well-traveled FP Found His Niche as Program Director

After 10 years of multiple roles and moves in the Air Force, Donald Raj Woolever, M.D., has found his home as a family medicine program director in Maine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/family-doc-focus-raj-woolever.html

Task Force Recommends Against Asymptomatic COPD Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, after conducting a review and update of the existing evidence, is recommending against screening for COPD in asymptomatic adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/uspstf-2022-copd-screening.html

The Osteopathic Approach: FMX Preconference | AAFP

This one-day course on Sept 20 in Washington, DC offers osteopathic-focused CME on common musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/the-osteopathic-approach-workshop.html

This Measure Targets What Matters in Primary Care

A patient-reported outcome measure featured in two recent FPM supplements has potential to reduce administrative burden and impact value-based payment.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/fpm-primary-care-measure.html

Permission Requests | AAFP

Permissions requests for aafp.org content.

About AAFP : About AAFP.org

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

Serving the Underserved Is Resident’s Calling

As a child of immigrants, AAFP Health Equity Fellow Eda Akyar, M.D., M.P.H., says she feels called to serve the underserved.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/family-doc-focus-eda-akyar.html

Feds Unveil New Resources on Mental Health, SUD Coverage

Three new federal resources published during Mental Health Awareness Month will help Americans understand their rights to coverage of mental health and substance use disorder benefits through protections offered under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/mental-health-sud-coverage-resources.html

Stand Together to Achieve the AAFP’s Top Advocacy Goals

Congress needs to feel the strength of our numbers. Here’s how you can help make that happen.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/trenches-2022-advocacy-summit.html

Emergency and Urgent Care CME Course | AAFP

Designed to help family physicians recognize, diagnose, and treat emergency and other urgent care conditions.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/emergency/live-course.html

Health and Safety Protocols | AAFP

Learn about AAFP's Health and Safety Protocols for live events in Florida.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/emergency/live-course/safety-protocols.html

Ambient Clinical Intelligence Reduces Administrative Burden

After battling the COVID-19 pandemic and tackling many challenges that have come along with it, it’s no surprise that 98% of clinicians say they’ve experienced feelings of burnout. Digital capabilities can’t relieve all those challenges. But by applying AI and ambient technology ...

About AAFP : Engage with the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/ambient-clinical-intelligence-reduces-administrative-burden.html

Patient Counseling and IUDs (Intrauterine Devices)

The CDC and Office of Population Affairs recommend that clinicians counsel patients on all their options, including IUDs and implants, if medically appropriate. To learn more about who is an appropriate candidate for Bayer’s IUDs, consider attending an upcoming training program that ...

About AAFP : Engage with the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/patient-counseling-and-iuds.html

FP Essentials #516 Gastrointestinal Conditions | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

This edition includes occult GI bleeding; colorectal cancer screening and prevention; IBD; and malabsorption syndromes.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/516-ed.html

COVID-19: Managing Effects CME Series | AAFP

Learn best practices to help family physicians treat the short-and-long term effects of COVID-19. Earn up to 7 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/covid-19/managing-effects-patients-communities.html

Substance Use Disorder Education for Students and Residents

AAFP Policy on Substance Use Disorder Education for Students and Residents

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

New Maternal Mental Health Hotline Launches

A new national hotline offers 24/7 help to new and expecting mothers who are experiencing mental health challenges; an AAFP commission chair explains what it means for family physicians.

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

Delegates, AAFP Leaders Show Advocacy Alignment at Town Hall

Behavioral health integration, telehealth flexibility and administrative simplification were among the topics members asked AAFP leaders to talk about at the Town Hall.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/2022-leadership-conference-town-hall.html

Webinar Addresses Mental Health and COVID-19

An upcoming webinar will help family physicians and other clinicians better understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of patients and care teams, along with solutions to address these issues.

AAFP News : CME

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

HHS, USDA Seek Comment on Dietary Guidelines Questions

May 16 is the deadline to submit comments in the first of several rounds of input for the next edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/2022-dietary-guidelines-comments.html

USPSTF Recommends Against Hormone Therapy for Most Patients

The U.S. Preventive Task Force is inviting comments on a draft recommendation and draft evidence review on the use of hormone therapy to prevent chronic conditions in postmenopausal patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/2022-draft-menopause-hormone-therapy.html

Spreading the Word About Direct Primary Care

When her employer gave her a take-it-or-leave-it ultimatum, Maryal Concepcion, M.D., left and became a vocal advocate for direct primary care.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/family-doc-focus-maryal-concepcion.html

USPSTF Updates Recommendation on Aspirin to Prevent CVD

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says the question of whether to start low-dose aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease in adults ages 40 to 59 years with a 10% or greater 10-year CVD risk should be an individual decision.

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

About NCCL | AAFP

Learn about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) taking place May 9-11, 2023, in Kansas City, MO.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/nccl/about.html

NCCL Business Documents | AAFP

Learn more about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders business documents including agendas and reports.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/nccl/business.html

Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF) | AAFP

Learn about AAFP's Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF) conference May 9-11, 2023 in Kansas City, MO.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/aclf.html

National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) | AAFP

Learn about the AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) May 9-11, 2023 in Kansas City, MO.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/nccl.html

Long COVID CME Course Coming May 11

The Academy is offering a free, blended CME activity on long COVID that will allow learners to earn up to 10 AAFP Prescribed credits.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/long-covid-cme-course.html

USPSTF Recommends Screening Some Youth for Anxiety, Depression

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is inviting comments on draft statements that recommend screening for anxiety and major depressive disorder in some children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/uspstf-anxiety-depression-suicide.html

2022 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

AAFP chapter delegates who attended the recent National Conference of Constituency Leaders elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/2022-nccl-election.html

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit | AAFP

Fight for family medicine in the nation's capitol at the AAFP's Family Medicine Advocacy Summit May 22-24, 2022.

Events : Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmas.html

Activity Audits

Learn about the AAFP's CME Credit System audit process.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/audits.html

Rural Mentors, National Conference Solidified Her Specialty Choice

Student chair Morgan Weiler is eager for peers to experience the excitement of National Conference when it returns to an in-person format this summer.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/family-doc-focus-morgan-weiler.html

AAFP Calls for Post-PHE Medicaid Access, Payment, Simplification

In a recent letter, the Academy provided CMS with detailed guidance on ensuring Medicaid beneficiaries’ access to timely and comprehensive care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/medicaid-access-rfi.html

AAFP Leadership Conference

Learn about the AAFP Leadership Conference, May 9-11, 2023 in Kansas City, MO. It's a true leadership experience.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl.html

FPs Honored at National Minority Quality Forum Summit

Two family physicians were among those honored with the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health award at the organization’s annual health disparities summit.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/2022-40-under-40.html

We're Integrating DEI Across Our Work

AAFP Board Chair Ada Stewart, M.D., takes over the Word From the President Blog to share good news about next steps in the Academy’s ongoing work to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/word-president-dei-next-steps.html

Use of Face Masks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

AAFP Policy on Use of Face Masks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/use-of-face-masks-during-the-covid-19-pandemic---.html

New Survey Examines Effects of SDOH on Doctors, Patients

Results from a survey of more than 1,500 physicians provides new details on the relationship between social determinants of health, patient health, physician practices and physician well-being.

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

Calling for Care: Telehealth Benefits Women and the Planet

Telehealth has been a priceless gift for family physicians during the pandemic and should be expanded, write Bhargavi Chekuri, M.D., and Meredith Milligan, M.D.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/guest-editorial-telehealth-expansion.html

Overcoming Barriers at the Intersection of Faith and Health Care

Yogesh Shah, M.D., M.P.H. C.M.P., of Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, a 2021-2022 AAFP Health Equity Fellow, outlines his plan for improving health equity by increasing collaboration between health care communities and faith-based communities.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/health-care-faith-collaboration.html

New STFM Podcast Tackles Implicit Bias, Microaggressions

A conversation with Academy staff on latest edition of the STFM Underrepresented in Medicine Journey to Academic Medicine podcast addresses implicit bias, microaggressions and related topics.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/implicit-bias-microaggressions-podcast.html

Practice Hacks Offer Simple Ways to Resolve Complex Issues

As host of the AAFP’s Family Medicine Practice Hacks, a video series that tackles a wide range of practice issues, Jennifer Bacani McKenney, M.D., FAAFP, shares three lessons from the Practice Hacks videos.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/jbm-practice-hacks-cb.html

Program Director Receives ACGME Accolade

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recently recognized program director Nikhil Hemady, M.D., for his efforts to train residents in an underserved area.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/family-doc-focus-nikhil-hemady.html

AAFP Member Advantage

The AAFP's Member Advantage program offers discounts on various products and services for AAFP members.

Membership : Member Benefits

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

PerformanceNavigator Sept 2022 Workshop | AAFP PICME

Register for Sept 8-10 CME workshop in Minneapolis to help satisfy your Family Medicine Certification's PI and Self-Assessment activities.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/performancenavigator/fall-workshop.html

AAFP CME on Physician Well-being

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on physician well-being and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/physician-well-being.html

AAFP CME on Maternity and ALSO Program

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on pregnancy and ALSO plus earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/maternity.html

AAFP CME on Neurologic Disorders

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on neurologic disorders and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/neurologic-disorders.html

AAFP CME on Pain Management

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on pain management and earn CME credit.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/pain.html

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