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Breaking Down Barriers: Using Personal Experience to Address Health Disparities

In honor of Pride Month, Kurt Schroer, DO, shares his story as an LGBTQI+ physician and how his personal experience benefits his patients. Read about his first life-changing diagnosis and how that has shaped how he practices in his blog, Breaking Down Barriers: Using Personal Experience to Address Health Disparities.

 

Use of the Immunization Schedules Footnotes: Part 1

As part of a new immunization series, AOA Liaison Member to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Stanley E. Grogg, DO, FACOP, FAAP, addresses commonly asked questions about vaccines for COVID-19, Hemophilus B, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus and influenza. Read the first blog in the series, Use of the Immunization Schedules Footnotes: Part 1.

 

Why You Don’t Want to Miss the Intensive Osteopathic Update

Intensive Osteopathic Update (IOU) Work Group Leader Thomas E. Sabalaske, DO, explores why you should join him and the 200+ physicians and residents who have already registered for this year’s event, including what to expect from each of the four tracks: Consult Central (Consultative Track), DEI Track, Wellness Track and Osteopathic and Integrative Medicine Track. Read his recent blog, Why You Don’t Want to Miss the Intensive Osteopathic Update, to learn more.

 

Joint Guidelines for Protected Nonclinical Time for Faculty in Family Medicine Residency Programs

As family medicine faculty expectations for clinical productivity continue increasing, it is critical that nonclinical time be protected. To address this need, ACOFP partnered with the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Board of Family Medicine, the Association of Departments of Family Medicine, the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, the North American Primary Care Research Group and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine on Joint Guidelines for Protected Nonclinical Time for Faculty in Family Medicine Residency Programs.
 
These guidelines include recommendations for allocation of time, best practices for ensuring programs have appropriate allotments of time and more.