Utah Family Medicine Match Results

Results from the 2024 National Resident Matching Program® Main Residency Match (NRMP) indicate that this will be the largest class of incoming family medicine residents in history, with 4,595 medical students and graduates matching into family medicine residency programs. This year, family medicine offered 5,231 residency positions,124 more than in 2023! Read more about this year’s match…

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Celebrating Local Family Physicians

Congratulations to the following UAFP members who were recently featured in the Salt Lake City Weekly annual Best of Utah: Body and Mind 2024! Michael D. Jones, MD, voted Best Family Medicine Physician and James T. Peterson, MD and Jessica Wilkinson, MD, runners up; Best Doctor of Internal Medicine, runner up (she’s actually a family…

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Congratulations Poster Session Winners

UAFP hosted it’s first in-person poster session in several years for students and residents in conjunction with our CME & Ski conference. Eleven groups of residents and students presented their research to our judges and attendees at the conference and all of them did an outstanding job. Thank you to our judges and to our…

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January is National Birth Defects Month

Sources: National Birth Defects Prevention Network, American Academy of Family Physicians, and Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Birth defects are structural changes that can affect almost any part of the body, such as the heart, brain, or foot, and can cause lifelong health challenges. Birth defects are common, affecting 1 in every 33 babies born…

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Mindfulness in Medicine Programs

Dr. David Sandweiss, the Director of Tribal, Rural, and Underserved Medical Education (TRUE) reached out to us to share some of the resources and programs they have developed at the Resiliency Center at the University of Utah to help health professionals mitigate burnout and develop tools to enhance personal and professional wellbeing. Please visit the…

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Help Create New MOUD Curriculum

Comagine Health and the Utah Department of Health and Human Services (UDHHS) have partnered to engage physicians/providers in creating new and relevant curriculum to satisfy the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) eight-hour training requirement.   The first step in this project is to conduct focus groups to assess training needs of physicians/providers in Utah. We are eager to…

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MLK Day Celebrations in Utah

While this by no means an exhaustive list of the service projects, activities, and celebrations taking place in Utah to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, these are some excellent opportunities to take part in. Let us know if we’re missing something here! Martin Luther King Day Beloved Community Celebration Monday, January 15, 2024,…

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AAFP Foundation Grants in Action

by Chad Spain, MD, FAAFP I’ve been fortunate enough to be the recipient of three Family Medicine Chapter Alliance Grant Awards (formerly AAFP Philanthropic Family Medicine Consortium Grants) in the past five years that have gone toward projects dedicated to bettering our community – this one is selfishly the most meaningful. Before my grandma passed…

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Utah Med Students – Want to attend CME & Ski?

UAFP has up to 10 scholarships for students attending any of the three medical schools in Utah; Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine, Rocky Vista University – Southern Utah Campus, or University of Utah School of Medicine AND who are current members of AAFP to attend CME & Ski free. The Details: We do ask that…

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