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march 2017

Now Accepting Student-Resident Council Applications

Are you passionate about family medicine? Do you have a vision for our field?
Then consider joining the CAFP Medical Student or Resident Council! Council membership offers a unique opportunity to champion family medicine while developing the leadership and advocacy skills your future requires.


The deadline to submit your application is April 30.

CAFP Shares in Match Day Magic

The third Friday of March is Match Day in the U.S., when the results of the National Resident Matching Program are announced at 155 medical schools throughout the country. On March 17, CAFP helped celebrate #Match2017 on campus at Stanford University, Loma Linda University and UC Irvine Schools of Medicine, connecting with and congratulating medical students who matched in family medicine. CAFP also shared in the social media excitement throughout the day, reacting to celebratory posts from across California. Nationally, family medicine topped its own record, with an all-time high of 3,237 medical students and graduates choosing family medicine residency programs.


See photos from California Match Day events here.


Read more about the results from Match Day 2017 in the AAFP's official release.

House Fails to Pass AHCA; Reform’s Future Uncertain

This week, House Republican leaders twice canceled a much-anticipated vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). AAFP and CAFP's opposition to the AHCA was driven by the tireless work of constituents throughout the country. They raised concerns about a resulting loss of health coverage and patient protections that would occur under provisions of the bill. Another major factor was the divide between the more conservative members of the Republican Caucus and its more moderate members, whose desired changes to the bill were diametrically opposed to one another. As health care reform discussions move forward, it is still very important that CAFP Key Contacts stay engaged in dialogue with their Congressional Representatives. Health care reform efforts must ensure more Californians are covered and that the expansion of coverage achieved through premium subsidies and the Medi-Cal expansion are maintained.

Announcing New Family Medicine Residency Program in Northern California

...and expanded 4th year sub-internships in Family Medicine.


Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa will be launching a new Family Medicine Residency program next year. They will be welcoming their first class of 6 residents in July of 2018. They are also inviting fourth year medical students to apply for an expanded 4-week Sub-I rotations in Family Medicine. Click here for more details.

Thanks for Getting Involved!

Thank you to those who participated in our All Member Advocacy Meeting and procedural workshop earlier this month. Please check out our upcoming events below for your chance to get involved with CAFP!

Dates and Events

03/31/2017 | Application deadline for Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine
04/01/17 | Applications due for Poster Presentations at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students
04/01/17 | Applications due for FMIG Program of Excellence Award
04/08-09/17 | CAFP Family Medicine Clinical Forum Click here to register.
04/30/17 | Deadline to submit Student-Resident Council Application.
05/15/17 | Abstract Deadline for AAFP Global Health Workshop in Houston, TX
07/27-29/17 | AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students - Kansas City, MO
09/09/17 | CAFP Family Medicine Summit in Los Angeles, CA
September 2017 | Northern California Procedure Workshop - Date TBD