December 15, 2020—Erin Hendriks, MD, FAAFP, a family physician who practices in Livonia, Michigan, has been appointed to serve as a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Commission of Membership and Member Services for a four-year term beginning Dec. 14, 2020 and ending Dec. 14, 2024.
The Commission on Membership and Member Services is one of seven commissions that direct AAFP policies and programs. Members of this commission guide AAFP’s membership efforts and assist the constituent chapters, including Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, in their work.
Dr. Hendriks is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and attended residency at the Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice in New York City. After residency, she completed a fellowship in reproductive health and advocacy at the Institute for Family Health in New York City. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She is a faculty member with the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine and a member of Michigan Academy of Family Physicians' Advocacy Committee.
To maintain membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Hendriks is required to complete a minimum of 150 credits of accredited continuing medical education every three years. The AAFP was the first national medical specialty organization to set continuing education requirements for its members. This requirement helps ensure family physician members remain educated on the most up-to-date medical technologies, research and techniques.