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Growing the Primary Care Physician Workforce: Legislative Changes to GME

Federal graduate medical education (GME) programs are the largest source of healthcare workforce spending, and changes outlined in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, outlines changes to GME. Read the recent blog post Growing the Primary Care Physician Workforce: Legislative Changes to GME to learn more about these changes and ACOFP's role in advancing the osteopathic family physician workforce long-term.
 

Grieving the Ability to Interact with Others: COVID-19 as a High-Risk Physician

In the latest installment of the Women's Leadership Series, Grieving the Ability to Interact with Others: COVID-19 as a High-Risk Physician, Alesia Wagner, DO, FACOFP dist., shares her story of resilience amid the pandemic. She initially struggled with not being on the frontlines helping patients, but she has learned to adapt, despite missing the in-person connections at the core of osteopathic family medicine.

Changing Landscape of Mental Health During COVID-19: Encouraging Mental Health Assessments

Read the recent Namey/Burnett Preventative Writing Award blog post submission, Changing Landscape of Mental Health During COVID-19: Encouraging Individual Mental Health Assessments, to explore options for family physicians to better support their patients' mental health needs during the pandemic.

Preparing the Next Generation of Osteopathic Physicians

In the latest episode of the DO.fm Women in Leadership podcast series, ACOFP President Nicole Bixler, DO, MBA, FACOFP, sat with Joan Grzybowski, DO, FACOFP, to discuss leadership influences, sources of inspiration, the importance of ensuring the success of the profession and the overlap in public health.

Venous Thromboembolisms in Air Travel: Victory Is in Prevention

In his Namey/Burnett Preventative Medicine Writing Award blog post submission, Venous Thromboembolisms in Air Travel: Victory Is in Prevention, Michael Cargill, OMS-III, examines risk factors for venous thromboembolisms (VTEs) and how to reduce the risk of a travel-related VTE. 

The Importance of Establishing with a PCP Amid a Global Pandemic

Athena Chatzigiannidis, DO; Kendall Harris, DO; and Dustin Beck, DO expound on the importance of establishing with a PCP, what a PCP can do for patients and why this is especially important during COVID-19 in the recent Namey/Burnett Preventative Medicine Writing blog post submission, The Importance of Establishing with a PCP Amid a Global Pandemic.