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. Karen Mitchell.


June 19, 2017

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: KAREN MITCHELL, MD
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

Are you using Epic or Cerner? Then there’s a community discussion forum just for you! There are two new EHR communities now live on the AFMRD website.  Programs using Epic or Cerner can communicate and commiserate with each without distracting others on the mainstream discussion forum. The two communities have their own discussion forums and file libraries for sharing ideas and issues. 

Your AFMRD leaders are well aware that the discussion forum is very important to the membership.  It has been a priority to allow it to live and breathe on its own so it can be a true forum for all.  Recently we started these “splinter” discussion forums in an effort to help members with more specific needs. 

If you need help subscribing to the community contact Chris Pyle at 800.274.2237.

June 13, 2017

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: KAREN MITCHELL, MD
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

By now you have all had a chance to see the results of the National Graduate Survey which are available through the ABFM's RTM for all programs with at least 3 respondents.  We'd like to hear from you about specific ways you have used the survey results to improve your program.  Give us your examples and/or feedback here

June 1, 2017

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: KAREN MITCHELL, MD
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

Physician wellness is a high profile issue.  AFMRD created a task force to look at the issue from the specific point of view of family medicine residencies.  Dr. Steve Brown, as the chair of the task force, led a group of dedicated AFMRD members as they collected and created materials for program directors to enhance wellness for physicians and residencies.  The final document created is a board approved Action Plan for Residency Wellness.  All the materials can be found in the PD Toolbox on the AFMRD website

We wish to thank all the members of the task force for doing such good work for the good of us all. 

May 10, 2017

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: KAREN MITCHELL, MD
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

The Single Accreditation process is a daunting task for the entire family of family medicine. We would like to take a moment to spotlight one program as an example of all those AOA programs moving to ACGME accreditation.

Lora Cotton, DO, and her staff at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Program received initial accreditation at the recent RC-FM meeting. Dr. Cotton participated in the Accreditation Navigation course created by the AFMRD and co-sponsored by the ACOFP. She also served on our EPA Task Force. We congratulate Dr. Cotton and thank her for her engagement with our association.

May 2, 2017

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: KAREN MITCHELL, MD
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

Make your Annual Program Evaluation easy! The brand new Residency Performance Index (RPI) has launched.  This new and more robust software makes the RPI more immediate, efficient, and user friendly.  Easily download your program’s report to use the data in your Annual Program Evaluation and quality improvement process.

Those programs who participated last year were all added to the online database and are ready to go.  If you haven’t participated in the past, please go here to fill out a short application form and AFMRD staff will contact you when your program is ready to go.  If you have further questions go here or contact Chris Pyle 800.274.2237 ext 6724. 

April 27, 2017

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: KAREN MITCHELL, MD
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

The sheer volume of things going on means things can get lost in the shuffle.  Don't forget the results of the Graduate Survey are now available on the RTM page of the ABFM website.  In particular question 18 would be useful in providing information about graduates' sense of preparedness for practice in a number of areas after leaving residency.  It can also tell residencies how many of those activities recent graduates are doing in practice.  We appreciated the opportunity to partner with ABFM on this endeavor. 

April 7, 2017

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: KAREN MITCHELL, MD
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

The EPA Task Force has created a treasure trove of material for programs to use to get the most out of the Entrustable Professional Activities. They presented at the recent PDW and now all of their materials are available in the AFMRD PD Toolbox. Thank you to task force chair, Roger Garvin, MD, and all the task force members for their hard work and the wonderful products they created.
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March 27, 207

A Message from the New AFMRD President

Thank you for electing me to serve as the president of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. I am honored.

Since my election, I have engaged in meaningful conversations with many of you, and greatly appreciate the support and ideas you have offered.

I look forward to working with the AFMRD Board of Directors, and all of you, to arrive at effective solutions to problems​ common to all of us – and to move family medicine forward in delivering the best health care our nation has to offer.

 

Messages from Immediate Past President Dr. James Jarvis.