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Life After Residency: Exploring Practice Options in Family Medicine -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - Your options are limitless, so start your job search with a clear understanding of your personal and professional interests.

Family Practice Management : Articles

AAFP Calls on CMS to Act to Stabilize Primary Care Practices

The Academy’s detailed comments on CMS’ 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule pressed for policy improvements on a number of fronts.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

New Influenza Vaccine Recommendations for 2021-2022 Season

The AAFP has approved updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on the use of influenza vaccines for the 2021-2022 season.

AAFP News : Patient Care

New AAFP Resources Can Help Streamline Prior Authorizations

A new Family Medicine Practice Hack video offers tips to streamline prior authorization procedures, and a members-only sample cheat sheet can simplify the process of assembling information needed to submit prior authorizations for different payers.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 | AAFP

7 - 8 pm CT. Join AAFP leaders to discuss the latest updates and have a chance to ask your questions on the COVID-19 pandemic.

CME : All CME Products

Powering Better Allergy Management with ImmunoCAP

Being able to quickly and accurately diagnose patients’ environmental allergies can play an important role in easing their concerns and helping them get the relief they need. Compared to skin prick testing, the detail available with IgE (immunoglobulin E) blood testing can be critical ...

About AAFP : Engage With Us

Join Leading Physician Well-being’s 2022 Cohort

Leading Physician Well-being, a tuition-free program from the AAFP and United Health Foundation that seeks to foster physician leadership skills to promote and maintain stability, boost team morale, and support well-being in the workplace, is seeking applicants for the 2022 program.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

We’re Back on the Hill for a Day of Intense Advocacy

The AAFP, with the Group of Six, lobbied Congress this week to pass several key bills, Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog.

AAFP News : Blogs

Stream Neurology/Behavioral Health CME Course | AAFP

Register for neurology CME virtual conference Nov 17-20 and get up-to-date information on neurological and behavioral conditions. Earn 22 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

AAFP Membership: What's It Worth?

Learn about the value that AAFP membership offers, including access to tools, solutions, and free CME activities.

Membership : Member Benefits

It’s High Time We Took the Tech Bull by the Horns

Family physicians need to carve out a definitive role in the development of new health technologies so those solutions fit the needs of robust primary care practices, says Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

Circuitous Route to Med School Provided Invaluable Experiences

An unconventional career path has given University of Washington medical student Danielle Ervin invaluable life experience and perspective.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

COVID-19 Vaccine News Archive

COVID-19 vaccine information can quickly, but we know you may still want access to previous updates that are still relevant. Below you can find past news and updates to support your patient care efforts.

Family Physician : Patient Care

FP Essentials #508 Drug Prescribing | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

CME monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition on drug prescribing includes pharmacists; new drugs and drug classes; interactions; polypharmacy and deprescribing.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

Sports Medicine CME Virtual Course | AAFP

Register for AAFP's Sports Medicine virtual CME course Nov 10-13 and get timely, sports-specific updates. Earn 24.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

Why We Object to All Intrusions Between Us and Our Patients

AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., writes in the A Word From the President blog that the Academy is advocating to protect the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship against new attacks.

AAFP News : Blogs

Osteopathic Workshop to Emphasize Comprehensive Approach

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center physician Jarrod Harrall, D.O., answers our questions about The Osteopathic Approach: FMX Preconference Workshop.


Surprise Billing Rule Shouldn’t Levy New Burdens, AAFP Says

The AAFP recently expressed support for new patient protections but called on CMS to minimize unnecessary regulatory burdens on primary care practices.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

Candidates Sought for AAFP 2021-22 Health Equity Fellowship

The AAFP and Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors are seeking family physicians to apply for the 2021-22 Health Equity Fellowship; applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. CT on Oct. 15.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

Colposcopy (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP position paper on family physicians' scope of practice regarding a colposcopy test to detect cervical cancer.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

USPSTF Lowers Screening Age for Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

On Aug. 24, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and evidence summary on screening for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

AAFP News : Patient Care

ONC Webinar to Outline How Information Blocking Affects You

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will host a Sept. 14 webinar designed to update physicians on the finer points of recently implemented information-blocking regulations.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

FMX On Demand | AAFP

Learn more about 2021 FMX On Demand options including session titles.

Events : FMX 2021

Geriatric Medicine CME Virtual Course | AAFP

Register for the AAFP’s Geriatric Medicine virtual course Nov 3-6 to improve care for your senior patients. Earn up to 26 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

State Legislative Conference | AAFP

Learn about issues influencing health care and how to effect change at the AAFP's Virtual State Legislative Conference Oct 21-22.

Events : State Legislative Conference (SLC)

Emergency and Urgent Care Virtual Course | AAFP CME

Learn the latest from experts on acute medical issues at AAFP's Emergency and Urgent Care Livestream course, Dec 1-4. Earn 28 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

A Tale of Two Pandemics and a Call to Action

Alex McDonald, M.D., C.A.Q.S.M., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that while misinformation and disinformation have disrupted progress against the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time for more family physicians to speak up and speak out about the issue.

AAFP News : Blogs

Member Satisfaction

Learn what AAFP members value about their membership in the 2021 AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey Results.

Membership : Member Benefits

AAFP Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendation

The AAFP’s updated recommendation on colorectal cancer screening differs slightly from that of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, including a finding that there is insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening adults ages 45 to 49.

AAFP News : Patient Care

Stream Adult Medicine Course | AAFP CME

Register for AAFP’s Adult Medicine CME virtual conference Oct 27-30 and get timely, ready-for-practice updates. Earn 26 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

Looking for Light in an Unbelievable Time

AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that the stress family physicians are under because of the COVID-19 pandemic is real — and so is help from the Academy.

AAFP News : Blogs

WPSI Opens Draft Recommendations for Comment

Family physicians are invited to comment on three new draft recommendations from the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative through Sept. 17.

AAFP News : Patient Care

Medical Student Finding Ways to Connect with Patients, Peers

Communication is the common thread in the numerous projects medical student Valentina Sedlacek is undertaking to help patients and draw her peers to family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

Global Health Summit | AAFP

Network and learn with global health advocates at the AAFP's Global Health Summit, being held virtually October 20-22, 2021.

Events : Global Health Summit

Mark Your Calendar: New Dates Set for 2021 COD Regular Session

The in-person Regular Session of the 2021 Congress of Delegates that previously had been postponed because of COVID-19 concerns will be held Feb. 5-7, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

Vivek Murthy Livestream Exclusive

Watch U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, in a live chat with Shawn Martin and Anna Askari, MD, MSBS, about family medicine residents and the plan to conquer COVID-19 and build a better health care future.

Students and Residents : Residents

AAFP Toolkit Addresses Violence Prevention in Health Care

The AAFP has developed a comprehensive toolkit to help train health care team members and staff in family medicine practices to identify situations that often precipitate violence and respond accordingly.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

Musculoskeletal Medicine CME Course | AAFP

This event scheduled in Florida has been canceled. A livestream event is being planned for early 2022.

CME : All CME Products

Skin Conditions CME Course | AAFP

This event has been canceled. A 2022 livestream event is being planned for January 26-29, 2022.

CME : All CME Products

Emergency and Urgent Care CME Course | AAFP

This course will now be virtual Dec 1-4. It's designed to help family physicians recognize, diagnose, and treat emergency and other urgent care conditions.

CME : All CME Products

Fix Burdensome Relief Fund Reporting, AAFP Urges

In an Aug. 18 letter, the AAFP identified problems with the provider relief funds reporting portal and suggested fixes that would lessen physicians’ administrative burden.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

USPSTF: Screen Pregnant Patients for Gestational Diabetes

On Aug. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published a final recommendation statement that recommends screening for gestational diabetes in asymptomatic pregnant patients at 24 weeks gestation or later.

AAFP News : Patient Care

Participants Share Lessons Learned From Virtual Match

With another residency interview season approaching, AAFP News gathered a program director, a student advisor and an intern to get their insights from the 2021 virtual Match and their thoughts regarding 2022. Read more in this QandA.


FDA Gives Full Approval to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

On Aug. 23, the FDA gave full approval to use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in patients 16 and older in the United States, and the AAFP continues to update COVID-19 resources for family physicians.

AAFP News : Patient Care

AAFP Applauds Full FDA Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

AAFP Applauds Full FDA Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

AAFP News : Media Center

AAFP Longitudinal Assessment | FMCLA Companion

With practice questions and Board-style content, make the AAFP’s Longitudinal Assessment Self-Study your all-in-one FMCLA companion.

CME : All CME Products

Prepare for FMCLA with AAFP

Learn tips on how to prepare for the ABFM FMCLA. Get exam preparation materials from AAFP to be prepared.

CME : Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA)

Center for State Policy: AAFP Grant and Award Opportunities

The AAFP Center for State Policy staff share tips on how to apply for this year’s state grant and award opportunities. This webcast gives application tips, deadlines, and other important information on how to apply.

Advocacy : State Advocacy Efforts

Minnesota Mentor Brings World View to Family Medicine

A desire to bridge public health and clinical medicine brought Global Health Summit speaker Shailey Prasad, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., to family medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

ACIP Revises Immunization Best Practice Guidelines

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made a series of updates to its General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization on Aug. 10 to provide clinicians with the latest guidance and address patient concerns.

AAFP News : Patient Care

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