News & Announcements
New Blog Post: The Road to the Match
Participating in “The Match” is one of the most exciting, yet terrifying, experiences of medical school as one fourth year medical student explains in the latest Family Medicine Perspectives blog post.
When Michigan senators expressed reluctance to approve an expansion of Medicaid in the state, medical associations statewide joined forces to advocate for change. The Michigan AFP was an active participant in efforts to effect a change, citing concerns for patients unable to afford health care.
On Tuesday, February 25, over 60 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students gathered in Downtown Lansing at Karoub Associates to advocate for policies to improve health care outcomes for Michigan’s citizens at the annual Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day.
MAFP to Offer Five DOT Training Courses
MAFP is offering five opportunities this spring for health care professionals to obtain the necessary training to sit for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners certification exam. Training courses will be offered in five locations throughout the state.
MAFP and the MAFP Foundation are seeking delegates and alternate delegates to represent Michigan during the 2014 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students on August 7-9 in Kansas City, Missouri. The MAFP Foundation will provide a $1,000 scholarship for the chosen delegates and alternate delegates.
Last night Gov. Rick Snyder gave his fourth State of the State address, and while he only lightly addressed health care issues during his speech, it goes without saying that health care will continue to be at the forefront of policy debates, both nationally and here in Michigan.
It is imperative that Michigan Family Physicians understand the scope of the Affordable Care Act, particularly as it relates to delivery of care and access for patients in our state. Check out these new resources available to stay informed.
The MAFP Nominating Committee is seeking member nominations for the MAFP Board of Directors and the MAFP Foundation Board of Trustees. Family Physicians, Family Medicine residents and medical students interested in serving in an advisory role are encouraged to apply. Are you ready to be the next leader in your Academy?
MAFP Director of Government Affairs Christin O'Brien shares the latest from the December 4, 2013, Senate Appropriations Committee hearing where testimony on loan repayment legislation was heard. Share your thoughts on your own loan repayment story...
Dr. Julie Phillips and Dr. Tina Tanner testified on Wednesday, December 4, in the Senate Appropriations Committee in support of bills to make improvements to the state loan repayment program for primary care providers who practice in medically underserved areas.