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TAFP News Now

The TAFP News Now e-newsletter delivers current news and Academy events right to Texas family physicians’ inboxes. See the latest digest below or visit the TNN archive here. If you aren’t receiving this important news service, contact Kathy McCarthy at kmccarthy@tafp.org to request to join the mailing list.

October 18, 2018

ABFM to pilot alternative to board exam
Great news for family physicians needing to achieve board certification in the next few years — you’ll soon have a longitudinal assessment option to the dreaded 10-year examination. The American Board of Family Medicine announced its intention to launch a pilot program at this year’s AAFP Congress of Delegates in New Orleans.
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Meet Larry Kravitz, MD
This Austin family doctor is helping to shape the future of family medicine by precepting medical students as part of the Texas Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.
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Initiative creates efficiencies and incentives for family medicine preceptors
Medical students need high-quality clinical experiences and those can be tough to find. The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine offers resources for preceptors through its Preceptor Expansion Initiative. Check out this interview with the chair of the program, Annie Rutter, MD.
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Why I precept medical students
The director of the Texas Family Medicine Preceptorship Program, Adrian Billings, MD, PhD, says he learns as much or more than he teaches from the students who rotate through his clinic.
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Knock out some KSAs during ASPCS
The 2018 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit is right around the corner and so are three more Knowledge-Self Assessment Workshops on Hypertension, Care of the Vulnerable Elderly, and Mental Health in the Community. They are filling up fast, so register today.
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