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American Academy of Family Physicians Names New IT Director


Located in Irvine, California, AmeriClerkships Medical Society helps international medical students and graduates secure placement within medical residency programs based in the United States. Extremely active within the medical industry, AmeriClerkships Medical Society maintains membership with several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Founded in 1947, the AAFP is a national organization that represents family doctors. As one of the largest medical associations in the country, the AAFP has a membership of more than 124,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. The organization’s goals include being an advocate for patients and the public, promoting cost-effective health care, and maintaining high standards within the medical profession.

In late April 2016, the AAFP announced that it promoted Greg Belshe to director of its information technology (IT) division. Mr. Belshe joined the IT division in 1998 and worked in numerous roles, including manager of IT planning. His team was responsible for planning and executing technology-based projects. In his new position, Mr. Belshe will plan, support, and execute all of AAFP’s IT functions, along with developing new technological solutions.


Factors to Consider When Choosing a Residency Program


Located in Irvine, California, AmeriClerkships Medical Society was founded by Dr. Pedram Mizani, a family physician, in 2007. AmeriClerkships Medical Society helps international medical students and graduates gain placement into residency programs in the United States.

Narrow down the number of residency programs you want to apply for by researching them. First, research a residency program’s chairman and faculty members. Assess where they attended school, completed their training, and former places of employment. Determine if their clinical backgrounds can support your academic and career goals.

IDepending on the program you choose, residents may be required to rotate through numerous hospitals to finish their training. Health care facilities may be private or cater to veterans. Some programs host training at university or county hospitals. Apply for a residency that helps figure out the type of practice you would like to manage in the future.

Lastly, consider culture, as it has a large impact on students’ overall happiness. Make time to evaluate the characteristics of residents in a program and how they are treated throughout their training. Look for positive aspects of a residency as well as the negatives and weigh each factor to decide on fit. Additionally, ask about opportunities for growth. Opportunities include fellowship and research programs.

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