COVID-19 Resource Page and PD Toolbox Section
The AFMRD is posting resources on our COVID-19 resource page . In addition, AFMRD members continue to share ideas, information, and resources related to COVID-19 in a special section of the PD Toolbox .
Board of Directors Election Results
Elections for the AFMRD Board of Directors were held remotely April 4th-9th, 2020. Congratulations!

2020 Election Results

President-Elect:
Wendy Barr, MD, MPH, MSCE, Lawrence Family Medicine Residency (Lawrence, MA)

Treasurer:
W. Fred Miser, MD, MA
The Ohio State University Family Medicine Residency Program (Columbus, OH)

Members-at-Large:
Kristina Diaz, MD,Yuma Regional Medical Center (Yuma, AZ)
Kevin E. Johnson, MD, Northside Hospital - Gwinnett FMRP (Lawrenceville, GA)
Jessie Pettit, MD, IBCLC, University of Arizona -Tucson (Tucson, AZ)
Quick Hitter Results
Each year, the AFMRD asks a series of "Quick Hitter" questions to better understand issues that impact AFMRD members. Thank you to all those who replied via our virtual survey!

Click   here   to see the results from this year. 
National Family Medicine Graduate Survey
2019 Graduate Survey Reports Are Live
AFMRD has partnered with the ABFM to conduct a National Graduate Survey of all ABFM certified physicians who completed training in 2016. This is the fourth year of the survey. 

A report from your 2016 graduates, with national comparisons, is now available in the Resident Training Management System (RTM) .  
 
We hope you log on to RTM ( https://rtm.theabfm.org/ using your program's ABFM username and password) to review your report and make use of the feedback on your graduates it will provide. Contact help@theabfm.org for assistance with your program's login. The 2020 survey is already underway. 


Survey Information and Future Updates
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. We are proud that our graduates have responded enough so that over the 4 years of graduate survey data, fewer than 10 programs have never received a program specific report. However, some smaller programs remain at risk of not receiving data. Planned enhancements to the interface next year should rectify this. 

We know that many programs are using the data to guide curricula changes and evaluations but, we also know many do not find the reports useful. We have heard your feedback that a static PDF is not a great way to provide the data and you want ways to make the data more useful. We are working with the ABFM on an interactive interface for the data that will be up by the release of the 2020 survey results next year.  
Program Closure Resource Guide
The AFMRD Program Closure Task Force developed a resource guide for programs to use when facing a program closure, threatened program closure, or for programs to proactively demonstrate the value of their program.Members can now find this guide in the PD Toolbox .

Thank you to task force members Curtis Galke, DO, Louito Edje, MD, Sherri Morgan, MD, MPH, Heather Paladine, MD, and Kent Voorhees, MD for developing this useful and important guide!
Resident Award Certificates for Advocacy & Scholarship
The AFMRD is now accepting requests for Resident Award Certificates.

The Resident Award for Scholarship  gives family medicine residency directors the opportunity to recognize a resident who has engaged in scholarly activity. Click  here  to learn more about this award and submit a request.

The Resident Award for Advocacy  allows residency directors to recognize a resident who has demonstrated skills and interest in advocacy. You may view the criteria for this award and request a PDF certificate  here

Upon request, the AFMRD will provide each family medicine residency program with an award certificate (PDF format) suitable for printing and framing. We will email your certificate to you within two weeks of your order. Please enter the recipient's name exactly as it should appear on the award certificate.

Questions? Contact Kathleen Ingraham at  kingraham@aafp.org
Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource
The AFMRD and STFM are offering free access to the  Residency Curriculum Resource  to all family medicine programs thru May 31, 2020.

The resource includes curricula for more than 200 family medicine topics that can be used to deliver virtual didactics.

Each curriculum comprises peer-reviewed, case-based presentations, quizzes, and facilitators' guides.
NEWS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
AAFP Live Webinar: COVID-19 Residency Program Community Forum
Family medicine residencies across the nation are facing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the PDW-RPS meeting cannot be in person this year, the community can continue to support each other.

Thank you to all who joined representatives from the AAFP, the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD), and the Association of Family Medicine Administration (AFMA) for a live webinar on Tuesday, March 31 to discuss the challenges, free COVID-19 resources, and how to stay connected. To view the recording, click here . You may also view the transcript, chat, and slides. Please note, you will be asked to log in with your AAFP ID and password to view these materials.

Join the AAFP for another live webinar at 7:00 p.m. Central on Thursday, April 16. This webinar will feature stories from two residency programs about how they reorganized their work to accommodate for the COVID-19 pandemic including challenges, solutions and strategies to support alternative care delivery and education, resources and training, and adequate supervision.

Next Steps:
1. Mark your calendar: Thursday, April 16 | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Central
2. On Thursday, join the webinar .
We hope to see you there!
AAFP Launches Weekly CME Series
The AAFP has launched a new weekly CME series taking place every Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. CT. Former AAFP Vaccine Science Fellow and CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer Nina Ahmad, MD, will be joined by special guests to cover clinical topics and perspectives for COVID-19. Viewers can ask questions live and earn 1 CME credit for participating.

Attendees can join the webinar by:

Please visit  AAFP’s CME section  on the AAFP COVID-19 resource page regularly as additional educational activities and resources are being added.
AAFP Virtual Town Hall - Wednesdays at 7pm CT
The AAFP is hosting a weekly Town Hall on Wednesday evenings from 7-8 p.m. CT.

Hosted by AAFP President Dr. Gary LeRoy and facilitated by Senior Vice President of Health of the Public and Science (HOPS) Dr. Julie Wood, these meetings will focus on a specific area each week and then open the event for any COVID-19 related questions.

Participants can join live on  Facebook , YouTube,  or  Twitter . The sessions will also be available for replay on Thursdays at  aafp.org/covid19 .
News from the ACGME
Click on the links below to read the latest news from the ACGME:






"Well-Being in the Time of COVID-19" AWARE Podcast Available

In this 30-minute podcast, ACGME’s Senior Scholar for Well-Being Stuart Slavin, MD, provides well-being strategies for residents, fellows, and other clinicians from resources including psychology and psychiatry, peer support programming, the military and Veterans Affairs, and literature for support of first responders to mass casualty events. Access the podcast and accompanying summary of tools and strategies in the ACGME’s online learning portal, Learn at ACGME . AWARE podcasts are also available on Spotify, RadioPublic and other podcast platforms; search for "ACGME AWARE" to locate and download the podcast.
Encourage Students & Residents to Apply for an AAFP National Conference scholarship
The 2020 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students will take place July 30–August 1 in Kansas City, MO.
 
The AAFP Foundation provides 220 Family Medicine Leads Scholarships valued at $600 each to help offset the cost of attending the AAFP National Conference. The application deadline is April 29, 2020.  
 
The AAFP Foundation’s Family Medicine Leads program supports efforts to improve the health of all people by filling the future with the best and the brightest new family physicians and fostering the development of tomorrow’s leaders. Interested students and residents are encouraged to submit a scholarship application .
 
If you have questions or need additional information, contact Rachel Larsen by email or at (800) 274-2237, ext. 6369.
Order Family Medicine Completion & Teaching Certificates from the AAFP