Complete the AFMRD Salary Survey
by September 30th!
Don't forget to fill out the AFMRD Salary Survey by September 30th! Data from this survey will provide a snapshot of current compensation in family medicine residencies.

This year, in cooperation with the Association of Family Medicine Administration (AFMA), the survey contains questions related to residency coordinators. Please work with each other to gather all information prior to completing the survey. Each program should only fill out ONE survey. 

Instructions for completing the survey:
  1. Download this worksheet.  The worksheet provides a place for you to document all the information needed to complete the survey.
  2. Share the worksheet with staff who can provide the information needed (i.e. coordinators, practice managers, etc.).
  3. Be sure your coordinator gets the section of the survey specific to the coordinator role so that portion of the survey can be completed.
  4. When you have gathered all the information and are ready to complete the survey, please go here.

The more who participate the more robust the data will be. 

Do not hesitate to contact  Chris Pyle  (913.906.6361) if you have questions about the survey.
Updates to AFMRD Website
Thanks to member feedback, recent changes were made to the front page of afmrd.org.
Several buttons were added to the top of the home page to help members better navigate the website. Click here to learn more about changes to the website.
Nominations for the 2020 Nikitas J. Zervanos Outstanding Program Director
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) invite residency directors, program faculty, residents, and the AAFP constituent chapters to submit names for consideration for the 2020 Nikitas J. Zervanos Outstanding Program Director Award.

Information and nomination forms are available on the AFMRD  website . Nominations will be accepted until October 1, 2019.
Register for a Free Webinar on Using the Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource
The Residency Curriculum Resource editors will present a free webinar on Friday, September 20th, at 1:00 pm CT (2:00 pm ET, 12:00 pm MT, 11:00 am PT). The webinar will introduce the Residency Curriculum Resource and share practical suggestions on how to implement the content at your own program. Presenters will describe multiple options for how the curricula contained within this resource can be integrated into a program’s didactic schedule.  

Click here for more information and to register for this webinar.
Check out the latest Annals of Family Medicine article, "High-Performing Primary Care Residency Clinics: A Collaboration" from AFMRD board member Steven R. Brown, FAAFP, MD and Tom Bodenheimer , MD, MPH and Marianna Kong , MD from the UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care.
NEWS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
AAFP FMR Teaching Clinic's Medical Directors Online Community
AAFP recently launched a new online community built by and for family medicine residency clinic medical directors. This community will emphasize topics that help make the medical director's job easier by highlighting common challenges and best practices.

This new group hopes to create a global community of individuals who will support, challenge, and inspire one another by providing a platform for networking, mentorship, and best practice strategies. Medical directors are encouraged to share their knowledge, ask questions, participate in discussions and become an integral part of this little community.

If your program's medical director would like to be added to this community, please email their name and contact information to Rae Marsee (rmarsee@aafp.org), Project Leader, AAFP Medical Education.
Call for Applications
AAFP Foundation and National Research Network Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation Scholars Program
Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation ( FMD RapSDI) is a new signature program seeking practicing family physicians with little or no research experience as a Principal Investigator to conduct short-term innovative and high-impact projects addressing clinical or patient care-inspired questions or topics. Scholars receive financial support and mentorship to develop and implement a research project over a 12-18-month timeline.

Application deadline is October 31, 2019.

Click here for more information or email Angie Lanigan at alanigan@aafp.org .

ACOFP Feature Leaders Conference
January 17-19, 2020
Phoenix, Arizona
Do you know an outstanding resident or new physician? Nominate them for the 2020 ACOFP Future Leader’s Conference!

All nominees must be a family medicine resident or new physician (in practice 5 years or less), ACOFP member, and interested in volunteering skills and knowledge to ACOFP. Nominations require:
  • 2020 ACOFP Future Leaders nomination form
  • Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae
  • At least one letter of recommendation from the nominator, Residency Program Director, or state society

The conference begins Friday, January 17, 2020 and ends on Sunday, January 19, 2020. This year the conference will be held at the  Sheraton Phoenix Downtown  in Phoenix, Arizona.
The ACOFP Future Leaders Conference is a limited-registration event. Because of the community nature of this experience, participants must plan on being present for all activities. ACOFP will cover the registration, hotel, and food expenses. Attendees are responsible for their transportation expenses.

All  completed nominations  are due by November 15, 2019.