Benefits

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The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) exists to defend the specialty of family medicine and improve healthcare in Georgia as the state-wide, grassroots arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians. GAFP members join an active movement, not a roster, to improve the health and well-being of Georgians.

Benefits to being a family medicine champion, advocate and patient-centered care provider as an active member of the largest physician organizations in Georgia include:

 

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

  • Ongoing, state-wide CME opportunities at reduced costs
  • Annual Scientific Assembly offering 20-25 CME credits – November
  • Summer CME Conference offering a minimum of 15-20 CME credits with family-oriented activities – June
  • Free online CME and local educational events
  • Self-study, web-based and live courses for board certification preparation
  • Opportunity for family medicine residency programs to participate in national CME program, GO! Diabetes, a program to identify, initiate and implement practice improvements for the care of people with diabetes (dependent on funding)

See Calendar for an up-to-date listing of CME opportunities.

 

Advocacy

  • Opportunity to evoke meaningful change to help your practice and patients through legislative lobbying power
  • Leverage GAFP’s state Political Action Committee (PAC) endorsing candidates who support family medicine
  • Updated online information on state and national legislation as well as Medicare and Medicaid
  • Weekly blast faxes on important legislation during the state legislative session (January – March)
  • Participation in the Annual Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Atlanta
  • Voice of Georgia family medicine with payers

 

Public Health Resources

  • Online resources designed especially for the family physician on local public health programs

 

Communication

  • Free subscription to Briefly Stated, a bi-monthly electronic newsletter with current and vital information regarding the GAFP and health care issues affecting family medicine practices
  • Opportunity for a free classified ad in e-newsletter annually to recruit team members for your practice
  • Access to website containing timely information including CME meetings, news and legislation

 

Members Only Services/Discounts

 

Career Preparation Tips and Resources

  • Employment Trends
  • Fellowship Opportunities
  • State Career Link
  • Leadership development for you and your clinical team
  • Support to medical students with interest in family medicine
  • Support of family medicine residency programs
  • Business Solutions-Annual CME educational track for practice administrators and ongoing discussion with state payers

Please direct questions regarding membership and its benefits to Alesa McArthur, GAFP’s chief operating officer at amcarthur@gafp.org or call 404-321-7445.