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. Deb Clements


May 21, 2019

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: DEB CLEMENTS, MD, FAAFP
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

Recipients of the AFMRD Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS) scholarships were in Washington, DC earlier this week learning about legislative issues facing family medicine and best practices for advocacy. Topics of discussion include payment innovations, healthcare in the media, rural health disparities, primary care investment, and innovations to modernize Graduate Medical Educator. Our AFMRD scholars had the chance to use these skills with federal legislators and their staff during visits to congressional offices.

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AFMRD BOD members and scholarship winners.

May 7, 2019

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: DEB CLEMENTS, MD, FAAFP
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is hosting a pre-conference workshop for those new to the Match. This workshop will be especially useful for new program directors who would like to better understand the Match process. Topics include:

  • The matching algorithm
  • The Registration, Ranking, and Results (R3) system
  • Match policies and procedures
  • Match Week and the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP)

The workshop takes place on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 8am -12pm prior to the 2019 Transition to Residency conference in Chicago, Illinois.

More information can be found at nrmpconference.org

April 30, 2019

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: DEB CLEMENTS, MD, FAAFP
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

The AAFP recently published a new Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Guideline, “Physician Well-being” This guide was authored by Steve Brown, MD, FAAFP, and Christine (Tina) Runyan, PhD, ABPP. Along with AAFP, the authors collaborated with the AFMRD Wellness Task Force and the STFM Task Force on Resident Wellness. Click here to view this new curriculum guideline.

Residency program curriculum guidelines are endorsed by the AAFP and align with educational competencies as defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  Curriculum guidelines provide useful strategies to help residency programs form their curricula for educating family physicians. Currently, the AAFP has a group of guidelines that are up for review. If your program would like to apply to be the team to review/revise one of these guidelines, please contact Chris Pyle (cpyle@aafp.org).

You can view all completed guidelines on the AAFP website.

April 25, 2019

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: DEB CLEMENTS, MD, FAAFP
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

Graduate Survey reports are now live! You can find a report from your 2015 graduates, with national comparisons, in the Resident Training Management (RTM) system.

Understanding the scope of practice and success of family medicine residency graduates once they are out in practice is a crucial step in improving residency education. Residency programs are required by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to survey their graduates and this survey will meet those requirements and allow you to compare the training outcomes of your residents to national averages.

To ensure ABFM Diplomate confidentiality, and similar to the board score Residency Program Performance Summary reports, we have censured residency-specific reports when fewer than three graduates from a residency responded.  In these cases, you will see a national report without your residency specific data. 

Last year, over 10 programs were provided combined rolling reports from the 2016 and 2017 surveys to provide them residency specific numbers.  With the number of responses varying by year, over 3 years of surveys, only 12 programs will not have a residency report in any year. The ABFM will reach out to these programs to determine how data may be shared with them.

We hope you log on to RTM and review your report and the feedback on your graduates it will provide.  The 2019 survey is already underway for 2016 graduates. You can find email reminder templates to send to graduates on the AFMRD website.

April 16, 2019

AFMRD PREZ RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: DEB CLEMENTS, MD, FAAFP
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY DIRECTORS

I am extremely honored and excited to serve as AFMRD President during the upcoming year. It was great to see so many of you at our recent annual meeting and I appreciate all the support and ideas you have offered. It is an exciting and challenging time in Graduate Medical Education and I look forward to working with all of you to advocate for the needs of our members and to continue to advance the mission of our organization. Thank you for being a part of the AFMRD!

See messages from Immediate Past President Fred Miser, MD, MA, FAAFP.