Navigation Links
MedPage Today(R) Approved to Offer AAFP Credit for Its News-Based Continuing Medical Education Activities
Date:1/26/2010

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPage Today, the innovative provider of real-time, 24/7 medical news coverage and Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians and other clinicians, has received approval from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to offer AAFP Elective credit for its news-based CME activities.

"Family physicians must have a broad understanding of many different diseases and medical conditions, and need to maintain their competency and obtain new knowledge and skills in a number of disciplines. MedPage Today is a smart choice for family physicians seeking to maintain and enhance their skills easily and conveniently, and now they can earn AAFP CME credit as well," said Robert Stern, CEO and president of MedPage Today.

Realizing that the family doctor's effectiveness depends on sound, up-to-date continuing education, AAFP requires that members must complete a minimum of 150 hours of approved CME every three years.

"Family medicine is a complex and unique medical specialty for a number of reasons," Stern added. "In most cases, the family physician represents the patient's initial encounter with the healthcare system, works to create a long-term relationship with both the patient and his/her family, oversees the patient's overall medical care, and serves as the patient's advocate in arranging referrals to specialists and coordinating care. The family physician's exposure to a broad range of up-to-date diagnostic, treatment, and management CME is the foundation for solid medical care."

MedPage Today Offers AAFP Credit

MedPage Today's News-Based CME has been reviewed and is acceptable for Elective credits by the AAFP. Each MedPage Today article is approved for .25 Elective credits.

About AAFP

Founded in 1948, AAFP is one of the largest national medical organizations, with more than 94,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

In the increasingly fragmented world of health care where many medical specialties limit their practice to a particular organ, disease, age or sex, family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person across the full spectrum of ages. Family medicine's cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.

Nearly one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 208 million office visits each year - nearly 83 million more than the next largest medical specialty. *(SOURCE: www.aafp.org)

About MedPage Today

MedPage Today is the only service for physicians that provides a clinical perspective on the breaking medical news that their patients are reading. Co-developed by MedPage Today and The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education, each article alerts clinicians to breaking medical news, with summaries and actionable information.

At MedPage Today, we are "PUTTING BREAKING MEDICAL NEWS INTO PRACTICE®"

SOURCE MedPage Today

RELATED LINKS
http://medpagetoday.com

'/>"/>

SOURCE MedPage Today
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. MedPage Today(R) What Your Physicians Are Reading
2. MedPage Today(R) Named Best Online Healthcare Publication
3. MedPage Today Pledges to Maintain and Expand News Coverage in 2009
4. Election-Eve MedPage Today(R) Poll Gives Obama Double-Digit Lead Among Clinicians
5. MedPage Today(R) Selects iSEEK(TM) to Improve Quality of Patient Care
6. MedPage Today(R) Provides First-Time Live Video Coverage of Medical Meeting Press Conferences
7. MedPage Today(R) Wins Prestigious eHealthcare Leadership Award
8. MedPage Today(R) Continuing Medical Education Activities Now Offer AAPA Credit for Physician Assistants
9. Today(R) Sponge Returns to Store Shelves
10. Mayer Labs Acquires Today(R) Sponge Distribution Rights
11. Today(R) Sponge to be Distributed in Hong Kong and Macau
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... established the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field of ... scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder ... of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership ... rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting ... Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the ... and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, ... and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints ... for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of ... Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of ... taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... announces the European launch of their new low volume, high throughput ... Cambridge, U.K on October 4th. The new ... unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less sample volume through ... ... ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... CHICAGO , Sept. 28, 2017 Hill-Rom ... quarter 2017 earnings conference call and webcast on Friday, ... 8:00 a.m. (EDT) and ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. ... to discussing the company,s 2017 financial performance and guidance ... growth opportunities, initiatives to enhance operational performance, and long-range ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... -- Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions ... in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and ... the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that ... be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in ... receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the three ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: