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In this edition, ABFM celebrated Women's Health Month, waved goodbye to our Executive Vice President Dr. Elizabeth Baxley, detailed updates to activities such as the National Journal Club and the COVID-19 Performance Improvement (PI) activity, and much more.
The research teams at the Robert Graham Center and ABFM led a three phased study aimed at understanding the factors contributing to burnout in female family physicians and what interventions may help curb or eliminate burnout in this group. To read more about the study and the results, visit the Sustaining Women in Medicine (SWIM) web page.
ABFM’s National Journal Club is proud to announce the addition of 40 new peer-reviewed articles for you to utilize for certification and CME credit. This free service keeps you up to date on medical literature, supports shared decision making with patients, and allows you to better advocate for your patients, subspecialists, health systems, and payers.
Check out our latest Annals of Family Medicine editorial that describes the core outcomes of family medicine residency education which will be used to set standards for board eligibility: Core Outcomes of Residency Training 2022 (Provisional)
Participating in Family Medicine Certification assures patients that you are up to date, work regularly to improve your care and are worthy of their confidence.
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Family Medicine Certification (FMC) serves to assure your patients and the public that you are highly skilled and effective at improving their health by having met the specific residency training standards and continuing to maintain high professional standards.
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Patients place faith in board certification and expect that it reflects ongoing education and practice improvement.
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In conjunction with other ABMS member boards, ABFM offers a number of Added Qualifications.
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Dr. Kim Yu Serves Family Physicians Through Advocacy and Education
Dr. Kim Yu advocates for family physicians through organizations such as Aledade, Inc., the World Organization of Family Doctors, and AAFP. Additionally, she is a creative force on social media, where she has created several unique groups for physicians.
Dr. Christine Hancock has treated a diverse array of patients due to her unique community setting in Bellingham, WA, including notable work providing aid to those suffering from opioid addiction. We’re excited to share her story as part of Women’s Health Month.
Dr. Moreno, ABFM Board Chair-Elect, has dedicated his northern Los Angeles practice to addressing the needs of a historically underserved population. With patients who are 80% Hispanic and 60% monolingual Spanish speakers, Dr. Moreno and his team help this community navigate the health care system and address socio-economic factors such as food or housing insecurity.
Congratulations to Dr. Kento Sonoda whose research paper, “HIV Care by Early-Career Family Physicians,” was selected for Honorable Mention as part of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 2023 Research Paper of the Year Award! ABFM is honored to have been a part of the process.
Quality Health Care, Public Trust...
Setting the Standards in Family Medicine.
The American Board of Family Medicine is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Through ABMS, the boards work together to establish common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain board certification. The American Board of Family Medicine is an independent, non-profit organization. Read more
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