News & Announcements


MAFP Member Brings Family Medicine to Ecuador and Guatemala

Dr. Barbara Saul (Troy), MAFP member and recently retired Family Physician recently led a group of medical students from the Wayne State University School of Medicine on service trips to Ecuador and Guatemala.

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Society Presidents Rewriting the Rules on Physician Leadership

Doctors Rose Ramirez (pictured on right), Myral Robbins (pictured on left), and Tina Tanner (center), all members of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, have distinguished themselves as physician leaders in patient rooms and board rooms across Michigan, and in 2015 each is able to include a new line on her long list of accomplishments: being the top doctor at one three statewide associations that collectively represent more than 26,000 physicians and the millions of patients they treat.

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MAFP Summit Brings Together Seven Medical Schools to Increase Interest in Family Medicine

On Saturday, April 18, student leaders and faculty from seven medical schools across the state met at MAFP Headquarters to discuss the role Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs) play in shaping the future of Family Medicine.

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Last Call for 2015-2016 Committees: Nominations Due May 1

The MAFP and MAFP Foundation Nominating Committees are currently seeking candidates for 2015-2016 committees. Please note: current committee members must reapply if they wish to serve on a 2015-2016 committee.

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Join Us for CME & a Summer Getaway

As part of our 2015 CME program, we are pleased to bring you the 51st Annual Northern Michigan Family Medicine Update. Early-bird discount expires on May 1, so sign-up today!

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Student & Resident Education Committee: Committed to Future of Family Medicine

One segment of Foundation work falls to the Student/Resident Education Committee. The committee is made up of Family Physicians, residents and students who meet quarterly to propose and discuss strategies to benefit students and residents who are interested in Family Medicine.

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House, Senate Community Health Budgets Clear First Hurdle

This week, House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Community Health completed work on their respective budget proposals for Fiscal Years (FY) 2016 and 2017. Both budgets had notable differences from the Governor’s budget proposal released in February.

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Tanner and Marshall Lend Strong Voice to MAFP Position in APRN Scope of Practice Debate

MAFP President Dr. Tina L. Tanner (Hesperia) and MAFP member Dr. Mary Marshall (Grand Blanc) testified in front of the Michigan Senate Health Policy Committee March 10, speaking out in opposition to Senate Bill 68, as written.

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I <3 Primary Care Event Shows Students the Truth About Family Medicine

On February 26, representatives of the MAFP Foundation were pleased to join the MSU College of Human Medicine Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG), Sparrow-MSU Family Medicine Residency Program, and Sparrow Medical Group (SMG) in presenting the I <3 Primary Care (I Love Primary Care) event at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Scholarships Available to Represent Michigan at AAFP National Conference

The MAFP Foundation is seeking delegates and alternate delegates to represent Michigan during the 2015 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students on July 30-August 1 in Kansas City, Missouri. The MAFP Foundation will provide a $1,000 scholarship for the chosen delegates and alternate delegates.

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