The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the ABFM Foundation are pleased to announce the establishment of the Center for Professionalism and Value in Health Care based in Washington, D.C. The Center will be led by Robert Phillips, MD MSPH, who has been named as its founding Executive Director.

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The ABFM knows your time is valuable, and we want to share information with you in a concise way. To assist with this, we’ve changed the format of our newsletter from a 16-page, twice yearly printed newsletter, to a shorter (6-page max) email-only delivered informational news piece. We hope to save both your time and the environment.
The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is pleased to announce the election of four new officers and three new board members.

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is pleased to announce the selection of Elizabeth G. (Libby) Baxley, MD, to become its next Senior Vice President beginning July 1, 2018.

As Senior Vice President, Dr. Baxley’s major initial focus will be to lead all aspects of ABFM activity that relate to the experience of board certified family physicians with ABFM, including residency, the early clinical years, credentials, and communications.

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Among physicians, family physicians report some of the highest levels of burnout. According to a new study, however, early career family physicians who provide a broader scope of practice report significantly lower rates of burnout.
Studies have shown that poor access to maternity care has attributed to maternal and infancy mortality in the United States. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the American Board of Family Medicine found that almost 60% of recent family medicine residency graduates reported that the opportunity to do deliveries was not available in the practice they joined and/or that lifestyle considerations influenced their decision not to include deliveries.
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today launched the Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub, a comprehensive resource repository that provides clinicians and health system leaders with valuable resources to combat clinician burnout in their organizations and personal lives.
A recent study from researchers at the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the Robert Graham Center in Washington, DC indicates early career family physicians reported much higher preparation to practice all clinical activities and procedures queried than what they reported providing.
A recent study conducted by researchers from the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) indicates rural family physicians who work in a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice have a broader scope of practice than those not in PCMH practices.
A recent study conducted by researchers from the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) indicates rural family physicians have a broader scope of practice than urban family physicians.