AFMA is dedicated to the professional growth and development of its members with particular emphasis on administration and coordination of health care delivery, education and research within Family Medicine Residency Programs.

Our Values

To understand the continuing changes in the health care environment and provide tools to our membership to excel in that environment, as it relates to Family Medicine Residency Programs. Learn More

PDW and RPS is the opportunity to discuss hot topics with your peers. A great way to network is to host a Discussion Table. To “host” a table, you do not need to be an expert on the topic or an expert in facilitation. You just need to submit the topic and then get the conversation going at your assigned time and table.

• You should have received the application form from Cristin today. Please complete and return to by November 20, 2015.
• Tables are limited and will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
• Topics received by November 20 will be printed in the symposium program.
• If you have a last minute topic, you may sign up on-site if there are tables available.

Help make PDW and RPS a success. Submit your topic for a Discussion Table TODAY.

PDW / RPS Staff
American Academy of Family Physicians
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway | Leawood, KS 66211
Office (800) 274-2237, ext. 6705 and 6708
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Hello Members,

By now you should have received your membership renewal form in the mail - it is on green paper. If you have not received yours, visit Don't forget - to remain an active member of AFMA, your dues must be received by December 31, 2015. Send your renewal to Cristin by mail, email or fax.

Thank you for your continued support of AFMA!

~Cheryl Haynes, BA, Chair
Membership & Marketing Committee
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Webinar - The Role of the Advisor in Family Medicine Residency

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: 2:00pm Central Time/3:00pm Eastern Time
Cost: FREE for all AFMA Members; $25 for non-members
Presenter: Debra Hopgood, PhD, Education Specialist, Carle Foundation Hospital

Description: This webinar will discuss the primary differences between the role of the advisor and the role of the mentor. There will also be information regarding the role advisors play in the quarterly evaluation process. The process for determining if and when a resident requires a formal, structured remediation plan and the advisor responsibilities regarding remediation will be explained. Suggestions for having difficult conversations with advisees will be offered.

Objective: Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:
1. distinguish the difference between advisors and mentors
2. understand the role and responsibility of advisors
3. understand the advisor's role in the quarterly evaluation process.
4. understand the advisor's role in the remediation process
5. initiate and document difficult conversations with advisees

About the Presenter: Dr. Debra Hopgood holds a Master's Degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University and a PhD in Education from Indiana State University. She has 25 years of teaching and administrative experience at the community college and university levels and five years of experience in Graduate Medical Education. Her primary research interests are Diversity in Education and Society and Higher Education Assessment.

Format: This will be a 45-minute webinar followed by a 15-minute discussion period. Participants will receive copies of the PowerPoint presentation prior to the webinar.

Register: To register for this webinar, please return this form by email to This form must be received to be registered and to receive log-in information. A limited number of "seats" are available. (If paying with a check, please email your form ahead of time and include a copy with your payment.)

Annette Sheets, C-TAGME, Chair & the Audio/Web Conferencing Committee
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