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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
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