• Residency Program Central

    Welcome to Residency Program Central -- the online center dedicated to family medicine residency program directors, associate directors, and coordinators. Bookmark this page for easy access to news, information, and opportunities specific to the interests of residency programs.

    Match Season: Resources for 2020-2021

    Recruiting and interviewing candidates virtually this Match season presents new challenges and opportunities for nearly all family medicine residency programs.

    The AAFP and others strongly endorse an exclusively virtual interview process this fall and winter.

    Watch AAFP Webinar Replays for How-To's and Advice

    Social Media Presence: Tips for Family Medicine Virtual Recruitment

    Watch the first of the AAFP’s Match season webinars replay from Tuesday, Sept. 1. Presented by:

    • Heather Paladine, MD, Program Director for New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)
    • Phoebe Hughes, MPH, M4, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine – Florida International University
    • Marselle Bredemeyer, MA, Student Interest Specialist, Division of Medical Education – AAFP

    Password to view replay: DgmWfam5

    Leverage Story Power to Reach Students

    The second of the AAFP’s Match season webinars will replay from Tuesday, Sept. 8. Presented by:

    • Kelsie Kelly, MD, Program Director, University of Kansas Department of Family Medicine Residency Program
    • William Bynum, MD, Program Director, Duke Family Medicine Residency Program
    • Saby Karuppiah, MD, Vice President, Graduate Medical Education, HCA Mid America Division

    Password to view replay: GiwiFWZ6

    Educational Resources

    Residency Curriculum Guidelines

    Review residency program curriculum recommendations endorsed by the AAFP and aligned with educational competencies as defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  

    Board Review Preparation

    Use the ITE as a Board prep activity, and discover additional study resources available from the AAFP.

    FP Essentials
    Receive monthly monographs that focus on new diagnostic methods, treatments, and guidelines specific to family medicine.

    Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)
    Sponsor a course for evidence-based, multidisciplinary training in obstetric emergency management.

    METRIC: Performance in Practice
    Modules in hypertension, diabetes, geriatrics, or asthma. Program pricing available.

    RPS Criteria for Excellence
    The 11th edition of the RPS Criteria for Excellence is now available for online purchase. This industry-leading publication (PDF format) outlines best practices and policies in residency education. This edition includes a Self-Assessment Tool to help stimulate questions, initiate conversations with key stakeholders, and become part of a process of continuous improvement for program leaders.


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    Program Resources

    Match Results Analysis
    Read an executive summary and access the latest data.

    Certificates for Residents and Preceptors
    Order AAFP Residency Completion to recognize your residents, or Teaching Certificates to recognize valued preceptors.

    Recruiting Tips
    How can you attract top residents to your program? Here are some suggestions.

    AAFP Residency, Fellowship, and Clerkship Online Directories
    Update your profile information regularly. Listings are free of charge. Need help? Contact AAFP medical education services at aafpmedservices@aafp.org.

    Access HealthLandscape
    Stay on top of practice environment changes when you access HealthLandscape's ACO Explorer. Data is compiled by the Robert Graham Center (RGC), and access is free for AAFP members.