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 (  This includes program directors who have changed programs.
Member Needs Survey - Complete by June 20th!
This fall, the AFMRD board and staff will begin working on our next strategic plan to determine how to best serve the needs of our members. In order to properly take on this endeavor, we need your input!

Please take a few minutes to complete the below survey by June 20, 2019. We greatly appreciate your thoughtful feedback. 

NIPDD Application Period Now Open
The application period for AFMRD’s  National Institute for Program Director Development (NIPDD)  is now open. This nationally recognized professional development program is led by an esteemed Academic Council and is open to a limited number of participants each year. Applicants will be screened and prioritized based on a set of  criteria .

Please review the eligibility requirements   prior to applying.   

If you have any questions, please contact Sam Pener ( ).
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.
Scholarship and Advocacy Awards
for Residents Available
AFMRD is accepting requests for Resident Award Certificates through June 28, 2019.

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 see the award criteria.

The Resident Award for Advocacy  allows residency directors to recognize a resident who has demonstrated skills and interest in advocacy. You can find the  criteria for this award  here .

If you do not receive your certificate via email within two weeks, please contact Kathleen Ingraham at or 913-906-6357.
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.
We need you! We are asking you to give an hour (or two!) of your time to provide valuable resume feedback to students. They will be grateful for the advice and guidance, and we’ll appreciate your help.
Sign up today and help the future of family medicine. 
There's still time to complete the AAFP Family Medicine Residency Census 
Please be sure to complete the American Academy of Family Physicians Residency Census. You should have received instructions on how to complete the census via email. The census is a critical mechanism for family medicine residency programs and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to obtain accurate information regarding the family physician workforce. It is imperative that residency programs complete the census. If you have not filled it out, please do so in the next couple of days. 

Again this year, residency programs have the option to enroll their residents as AAFP members when they complete the census, rather than submitting individual membership applications for each resident. Enrolling your residents through the census not only saves you time, but also gives residents quicker access to their AAFP benefits.

As always, the AAFP welcomes your comments and suggestions. If you have any questions about the online residency census, please contact the AAFP Member Resource Center at 800-247-2237 or
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.
News from the ACGME
NEW! ACGME Distance Learning Portal
The ACGME’s online learning portal offers on-demand online courses, videos, webcasts, and podcasts for a range of GME professionals, including designated institutional officials (DIOs), program directors, coordinators, faculty members, and residents and fellows.

Visit   to access a wealth of online professional development resources.

Common Program Requirement Changes
Due to the new Common Program Requirements that go into effect July 1, 2019, programs will begin to see changes reflected in the ADS data collection screens. These changes include the addition of new data fields and the removal of outdated data fields. As these changes occur, the "Software Updates" section of ADS will be updated to help track these changes after each update. The Software Updates notes can be found in the ADS menu located in the upper right corner beneath your name, or in the footer of every page in the bottom right corner. These newly added data fields may require completion as they appear in ADS, but they will not be mandatory until the 2019-2020 academic year annual update.

Submitting Applications
Programs that are currently applying for accreditation or recognition are strongly encouraged to submit their applications prior to the 2019-2020 academic year (prior to June 24, 2019). Applications submitted after June 24, 2019 will be required to complete the newly added data fields, confirm all residents, and re-enter other data collected by academic year.
E-mail questions to .
ADFM LEADS: Leadership Education for Academic Development and Success
The Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) is currently seeking applications for their 2020-2021 ADFM LEADS Fellowship Program .

The ADFM LEADS Fellowship Program is designed for:
Those who are interested in learning more about whether senior leadership positions in academic family medicine might be a good career fit and for those who aspire to become a Family Medicine Department Chair or other senior academic leader someday.

Completed applications due by August 18, 2019.

ADFM Data & Special Projects Manager, Amanda Weidner, MPH,
ADFM Fellowship Director, Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH,