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.
Coming soon: AFMRD Salary Survey
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The AFMRD will soon be asking members to complete a salary survey. This survey obtains data that will provide a snapshot of the current compensation within family medicine residency programs across the nation. The results of this survey are available at no cost to AFMRD members. 

This year, the AFMRD is partnering with the Association of Family Medicine Administration (AFMA) to obtain salary information for coordinators. A worksheet will be available to help collect all the necessary data before beginning the survey.
Check out the latest Annals of Family Medicine article, "Single Accreditation...A Much Longer Process," from AFMRD board members Jennifer W. Swoyer , DO and  Deborah S. Clements , MD, FAAFP.
NEWS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
REMINDER: 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.
Call for applications: AMA Health Systems Science Scholars Program
Presented by the American Medical Association (AMA) in collaboration with the AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, the AMA’s Health Systems Science Scholars Program invites all interested faculty who have significant responsibility for—or who anticipate having responsibility for—implementing and/or teaching topics related to health systems science to submit an application. Applicants may currently have minimal experience with health systems science. Successful applicants will attend an in-person workshop, Dec. 8–9, at the AMA’s headquarters in Chicago. The deadline to submit an application is August 29th.

Click here for more information. Questions? Email changemeded@ama-assn.org.
Now physicians can LISTEN to AAFP
 journal content
To make physicians’ busy lifestyles a little easier, the American Academy of Family Physicians is offering select clinical and practice management journal content in a convenient audio format. A new audiobook titled "Communicating Effectively With Your Patients" delivers 75 minutes of content from the journal FPM and includes topics such as managing patient lists and learning how to give bad news.

A second audio option is "Journal Audio," a collection of four audio recordings featuring content from the August issues of the American Family Physician . The first two topics are management of chronic tendon injuries and editorials on metformin use. Samples of both products are available online. New physicians, residents and students receive a discounted price on these products.