Family Medicine article studies document from AFMRD Wellness Task Force
A recent article in  Family Medicine  used an action plan created by the AFMRD Wellness Task Force as the basis of their article, " Making Sense of Family Medicine Resident Wellness Curricula: A Delphi Study of Content Experts ." In the article, wellness experts studied the action plan developed by the AFMRD task force and prioritized features using a Delphi method.

Members of the AFMRD Wellness Task Force included Steven Brown, MD, Bruce Deschere, MD, MSBA, BSE, Kerry Watrin, MD, MSBA, BSE, Sarah Hall, DO, Gail Floyd, MD, Heather Paladine, MD, MEd, Ginny Van Duyne, MD, James, Haynes, MD, Christine Jacobs, MD, and Sonja Van Hala, MD, MPH. Thank you all for creating such a valuable resource for residency well-being in family medicine!

Costume Ideas for Program Directors
Happy fall! We know this time of year finds our members deep in the heart of interview season, searching for residents that have the values and passion to be an excellent addition to their program. Since this is a busy time of year, we thought we’d help take one thing off our members' to-do list: finding the perfect Halloween costume.

Click here to see the list.
AFMRD member Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS elected President of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality
Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS, Program Director for Eisenhower Health Family Medicine Residency Program, was recently installed as the President of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality (formerly known as the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association). Dr. Nass is the first family physician in nearly twenty years to serve as GLMA President. 

Dr. Nass previously served as secretary of GLMA's Board of Directors and was co-convener for the AAFP GLBT Caucus. He also served multiple years as GLBT delegate to the AAFP National Conference of Constituency Leaders and is an inaugural Leaders for Health Equity Fellow at George Washington University.

Congratulations, Dr. Nass! 
Applications for scholarships to 2020 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit accepted November 4 - December 23, 2019

AFMRD is pleased to once again offer scholarships for members and residents to attend the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS) May 18-19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Scholarships will be available for at least 11 residents, 1 current NIPDD fellow, and up to 3 AFMRD members. Scholarship recipients will be reimbursed up to $2,500 for approved FMAS travel, lodging, meals, and registration expenses. Visit the AFMRD website beginning November 4, 2019 to apply. Interested applicants should review eligibility requirements prior to completing the application.
Residency Curriculum Resource Updates
The Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource h ouses more than 200 peer-reviewed facilitators’ guides, presentations, and quizzes covering the core topics of family medicine residency education.

New and updated topics include:

  • Population Health Assessment
  • Global Health
  • Community Medicine
  • Leadership Concepts
  • Practice Management
  • The Group Visit
  • Cardiac
  • Aortic Aneurysm

Now available! Rosh Review has created a free bank of curricula-based questions for Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource subscriber use. To access these free assessments, contact Grace Homstad . Current Rosh subscribers can access the free assessments through the assessment tab. Contact support with all other questions.  

Subscribe to the Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource today!
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 .
Help students and residents bring family medicine into focus at National Conference 
Inspire students and residents to focus on all that a future in family medicine has to offer.  Submit a proposal to present at the 2020 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

This year’s event welcomed more than 5,100 attendees, including nearly 1,900 medical students and 1,300 residents. It’s an ideal opportunity to share knowledge, make connections, and advocate for family medicine.

You’re invited to submit one or more workshop proposals for the 2020 National Conference, July 30–August 1 in Kansas City, MO.

Submit proposals online by Sunday, November 10 . Your presentation could be the impetus for action for thousands of future family physicians.

Keep in mind, workshops with the most interactive formats are the most highly reviewed by students and residents.

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Rachel Larsen by email or at (800) 274-2237, ext. 6369.
Serve as an author for FP Essentials
FP Essentials editors are seeking proposals from authors on these topics: End-of-Life Care, Otolaryngeal and Oropharyngeal Conditions, Skin Ulcers, Less Common Respiratory Conditions. Authors receive a $4,000 honorarium for preparing a manuscript and seeing it through to publication. Learn more about submitting a proposal .
JGME annual call for new ideas
JGME is seeking brief articles on novel ideas in curricula, teaching, assessment, quality and safety, program evaluation, faculty development, or other topics relevant to graduate medical education.

In honor of JGME ’s 10-year anniversary, the journal will also consider publishing a few futuristic ideas, written as though it was 2030 and the author were submitting as “new” to graduate medical education.

All manuscripts must be submitted via the online editorial management system by Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Central. Selected manuscripts will be published in the June 2020 issue.

Visit or e-mail for more information, including selection criteria.
AAFP Scholarships for Family Medicine
Advocacy Summit
Each year, the AAFP awards scholarships to two students and two residents who wish to attend the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit. These scholarships provide an opportunity for medical students and family medicine residents interested in health care policy to learn more about the political issues that impact family medicine and best practices for effective advocacy.  

Encourage outstanding students and family medicine residents to apply here .

Scholarships will include reimbursement for travel to and from Washington, DC; hotel accommodations; as well as food and local transportation associated with the conference.  
Requirements: Submit a completed application and current Curriculum Vitae. Send required documents to Lorlita Alexander, AAFP, 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036 or l Call (202) 655-4928 with any questions.  

Deadline: Close of business, December 15, 2019. Scholarship award recipients will be notified no later than January 15, 2020. 
Get Involved with ABFM!
ABFM is searching for board-certified family physicians to provide a fresh perspective about a variety of issues from website and  Physician Portfolio  design, development of independent assessment items, creation of new certification activities, or to serve as a member of a virtual network to provide general and issue-specific feedback that will help us continually improve the certification process.

Click here to learn more and view a list of current engagement opportunities.