AAFP Health Equity Fellowship
The AAFP Health Equity Fellowship   is now accepting applications. AFMRD is pleased to support this fellowship by providing scholarships for up to three fellows.

The 2019-20 AAFP Health Equity Fellowship is designed to develop family physicians into leaders who have subject-matter expertise in the social, institutional, and cultural influences that impact health. Fellows will learn from leading experts in the fields of medical education, research, public health, and health care policy. After the yearlong fellowship, participants will be equipped with the tools to better improve their local communities.

Interested? Applications are due by August 9, 2019.  C l ick below to learn more  about the fellowship, application process, and requirements.
Resident Representative to the AFMRD
Is there a resident in your program who shows an interest in leadership and would like an opportunity to have a voice in family medicine residency education? The next Resident Representative to the AFMRD will be elected at the upcoming AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students .

If you have a resident who would like to bring a valuable resident perspective to the AFMRD Board of Directors, encourage them to visit the AAFP website  and find out more about this position.

Member Spotlight
Learn more about AFMRD member, Maria de Jesus Muñoz, MD, in our latest Member Spotlight feature on the AFMRD website . Dr. Muñoz is the Associate Program Director at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Family Medicine Residency and has been an AFMRD member for two years. 

We want to feature you! Click here   to answer a few questions and we'll highlight you in an upcoming Member Spotlight feature. 
Program Director Tenure Study
The AFMRD has embarked on a research project with the AAFP’s National Research Network to study the duration program directors remain in their position and the reasons for their departure. A nationally recognized qualitative researcher will interview departing program directors to assess important factors in an IRB approved research study. You may read more about this study on the  AFMRD website . Members are needed to help us gather this important data!

If you are a program director that has left your position within the last six months or are leaving within the next three months, please email Sam Pener ( spener@aafp.org).  This includes program directors who have changed programs.
NEWS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
Submit your proposals - 2020 AAFP PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium
Submit your proposals for workshops, posters, and showcase presentations you would like to share during the 2020 PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium , April 3-7 in Kansas City, MO.

Complete the proposal form and submit it by August 29.
Feel free to email us if you have additional questions.
AAFP Leadership Opportunities for Residents
Today's family medicine residents are the future of the specialty. Encourage residents to apply for a national leadership position! Several of the positions will be elected during the upcoming AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students. More information and application deadlines can be found on the AAFP website .

Click below to learn more about these leadership opportunities:






Next Resident Member of the Review Committee for Family Medicine
The ACGME Review Committee for Family Medicine (RC-FM) is requesting nominations for its next resident member. The Resident Member must be a family medicine resident currently in good standing in the PGY-2 level (as of July 1, 2020) of a three-year ACGME-accredited family medicine program.  The two main functions of the RC-FM are the development of program requirements and the review and accreditation of residency programs. The Resident Member is a full voting member of the committee and participates in all of the discussions and in program reviews. 

The RC-FM is accepting nominations directly through August 16, 2019. Please email   Sandra Benitez   to nominate a resident for this role, or if you have any questions. A full solicitation for the position is available   here .
Nominate an STFM Member for the F. Marian Bishop Leadership Award
The  F. Marian Bishop Leadership Award  is presented by the  STFM Foundation  to honor individuals who have significantly enhanced the academic credibility of family medicine by a sustained, long-term commitment to family medicine in academic settings. 

The award winner will be honored during  STFM's Annual Spring Conference  in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2–6, 2020, and will receive a complimentary conference registration.

Nominations are due August 16, 2019. Click below to learn more.
FSMB Modules on Medical Regulation
To help raise awareness of the role of state medical boards in protecting the public, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has developed a series of educational modules to help medical students and residents learn about medical licensure and discipline before they begin their careers in medicine.

Developed by the FSMB Workgroup on Education for Medical Regulation, the series includes:

The Role of State Medical Boards - This module describes the functions and mission of state medical boards, as well as the legal foundations of state-based medical regulation.
The Medical Licensing Process - This module helps medical students and residents familiarize themselves with the licensing process before they apply with their state medical board.
State Medical Board and Physician Discipline: Part I - Complaint and Disciplinary Processes - This module orients medical students and residents to medical discipline, a key function of state medical boards' role in public protection.
State Medical Board and Physician Discipline: Part II - Common Reasons Physicians Get in Trouble - This module provides the common reasons for complaints against physicians, along with best practices to limit the likelihood of such complaints.

Serve as an Author for FP Essentials
FP Essentials editors are seeking proposals from authors on these topics: Adult Mental Health Disorders Update, Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures, Breast Health, and Bone Tumors. Authors receive a $4,000 honorarium for preparing a manuscript and seeing it through to publication. Learn more about submitting a proposal .
REMINDER: Sign up to Review Resumes at AAFP’s National Conference
As residency directors or associate program directors, you strive to make medical education the best it can be. And because of your drive for excellence, the AAFP would like to ask you to assist medical students in making their resumes the best they can be.

The AAFP CareerLink exhibit offers live career resources during National Conference, July 25-28, in Kansas City, MO. During that time, we host CV reviews for residents and resume reviews for medical students.

Thank you to all those who have signed up to give an hour (or two!) of your time to provide valuable resume feedback to students. There are still a few time slots that need to be filled.
Sign up today to help the future of family medicine!