The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) Lake Superior Chapter Award recognizes medical students who demonstrate a strong interest in family medicine. This effort launched in 2011; since then, 14 of the 16 award recipients have chosen family medicine as their specialty.
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The C.A.R.E. Clinic, a free clinic in Red Wing, Minnesota, recently received an American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Family Medicine Cares grant.
Since the C.A.R.E. Clinic opened in 2010, it has provided a variety of primary care services to the Red Wing and Goodhue County communities, including dental care, mental health care and help navigating MNsure.
We asked C.A.R.E. Clinic Executive Director Julie Malyon to tell us more about the clinic and the community it’s serving.
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The number of rural family doctors providing obstetric care is falling. Many small, rural communities are at risk of losing OB services, and maternal mortality continues to be significantly higher in rural areas. Family medicine doctors with advanced OB training are needed now more than ever.
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We asked Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) President Deb Dittberner, MD, MBA, to share about the challenges facing family medicine and where the MAFP has room to grow.
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Jim Boulger, PhD, MAFP Honorary Member and Professor Emeritus of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus, shares about the Duluth campus’ continued, unparalleled success in matching medical students into family medicine.
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