Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is the state’s largest specialty physician association. With more than 4,200 members, MAFP is dedicated to assisting Family Physicians and their practices as they work to ensure high-quality, cost-effective healthcare for patients of all ages.
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On May 20-21, family physicians from across the country convened in Washington, DC, for AAFP’s 2019 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS). Michigan’s delegation, which included nine family physicians who took time away from their practices to advocate for their specialty, as well as several MAFP staff members, participated in conference-style educational and skill-building sessions and then visited Members of Congress to advocate for investments in primary care, teaching health centers, and graduate medical education.
According to a 2019 survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, primary care residents in their final year of training reported being inundated with recruiting offers. Two-thirds (66%) of survey respondents said they received 51 or more recruiting offers, while 45% received more than 100. Ninety-one percent of residents said they would prefer to be employed by a hospital, medical group, or other facility than to be in independent private practice.
One in every four (26%) Americans living in a rural community said they have had problems accessing healthcare, according to a new poll conducted January 31-March 2 by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Life in Rural American Part II, released this month, reports that “when it comes to healthcare, even though most rural Americans have health insurance, about one-quarter say they lack adequate healthcare access, as they have not been able to get healthcare they needed at some point in the past few years. Hospital closures are also problematic for some rural Americans, as almost one in 10 say hospitals in their local community have closed down in the past few years.”
Tiffani Strickland, MD, a 2019 Wayne State University School of Medicine graduate, has been selected to receive one of 12 Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute (ELI) 2018 Leadership Project Awards from AAFP Foundation. She was invited to showcase her award-winning project, Mental Health First Aid Training for Medical Students and its Impact on Homeless Individuals’ Access to Mental Health Services, at AAFP’s National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, July 25-27.
2019 Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo Exhibitor, Sponsor & Advertiser Opportunities
August 1 - 2, 2019
2019 Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo: Onward & Upward
August 1 - 4, 2019
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