The AFMRD president communicates with members by posting messages on the discussion forum as well as on this website. The following is a message from President Dr. Fred Miser.


April 18, 2018

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: FRED MISER, MD
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

The AFMRD is actively involved with external organizations important to the mission of the AFMRD. To do this, we depend on our network of liaisons. Liaisons attend meetings of the organization to which they are assigned and submit a written report to the AFMRD Board of Directors. Travel expenses are paid by the AFMRD with the submission of an expense voucher. If you are interested in being a representative for any of the below organizations, please submit an application form by May 7th. A current resume and a 150-200 word letter of interest are required.  Thank you for your interest!

Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS)

The Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) provides a strong voice for academic societies and academic faculty within the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) governance and leadership structures. The AFMRD liaison will attend two in-person meetings a year (AAMC Fall meeting and Spring CFAS meeting) and will be interested in actively seeking leadership responsibilities within the CFAS structure. This liaison position will be a three year term and the liaison must also be an STFM member. A list of responsibilities can be found here. Click here for a guide to being a CFAS Representative.

Interested? Apply here.    

Building Research Capacity (BRC) Curriculum Committee

BRC provides opportunities for all departments and residency programs to engage in a mutually beneficial learning community to leverage our strengths and resources for building research capacity. The AFMRD representative for BRC should have a strong interest and experience in research and scholarly activity. The liaison will take part in developing curricular elements that would help departments and residency programs begin to put building blocks in place for growing research capacity. Meetings will be held by phone conference. 

Click here to apply.   

Center for the History of Family Medicine

A volunteer is needed to serve as a liaison to the Board of Curators of the Center for the History of Family Medicine. The liaison will be expected to attend both the spring and fall meetings and to prepare a liaison report to the AFMRD Board as to actions of the Center for the History of Family Medicine Board. The spring meeting is held via teleconference and a second in-person meeting is held in the fall at AAFP Headquarters in Leawood, Kansas. For a complete job description click here. 

Applications are now open.

April 10, 2018

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: FRED MISER, MD
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

The recent PDW session, “An Update for Residency Programs from the American Board of Family Medicine” raised the issue that programs who wish to innovate their schedules in a way that results in their residents being in the FMP less than the required 40 weeks per year (e.g., 2+2 format) MUST seek a waiver from the ABFM. Since that meeting we have worked closely with ABFM to facilitate a five-year pilot waiver request for those programs that may be affected.

If you are interested in making schedule adjustments that impact the 40-week rule and requesting the required waiver from ABFM, please read the attachment and take action by April 20.

April 3, 2018

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: FRED MISER, MD
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

Beginning this year, the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is providing preliminary results to those taking the ABFM Certification exam. Candidates will receive preliminary results within 3-7 business days following completion of the examination. Candidates that are clearly above or below the minimum passing score will receive a preliminary pass or fail result. If a candidate’s exam score is near the minimum passing score, the full scoring process will be required to determine the overall result and the candidate will receive a preliminary pending result. In addition, candidates that have an exam day incident or have the exam results marked for review will also receive a preliminary pending result. Examinees that receive a preliminary pending result will receive the official result following the complete scoring process. Official exam results will be provided approximately six weeks after the last examination day.    

March 30, 2018

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: FRED MISER, MD
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

I am honored to serve as your president of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors for this upcoming year.  It was great seeing so many of you at PDW - I always come away from this meeting reenergized and with new ideas.  As I mentioned in my address to the membership at our annual meeting, we need each other! Please continue to use our AFMRD Discussion Forum and let me know if you have any questions or ideas. I look forward to working with our AFMRD Board of Directors and all of you to carry out AFMRD’s mission!

See messages from Immediate Past President Karen Mitchell, MD.