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Alabama Academy of Family Physicians

With an aim of promoting educational activities and good practice in medicine, Alabama Academy of Family Physicians was founded on 1949.  AAFP is providing significant contribution in the field of medicine and it is considered to be one of the most reputed and oldest Physician Societies in USA. Today 900 active family physician-members as well as more than 430 student and family medicine residents are the member of this association. The headquartered is in Montgomery. Main aim of this organization is to provide educational programming for members, represent family physicians and their patients in the legislative, regulatory, and public arenas. Physicians are promoting, maintaining, or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments. Since 1976 Alabama family medicine residency programs started and produced more than 800 doctors for the state, which is approximately 75% of all family doctors practicing in Alabama today. The programs are also the only major supplier of rural primary care physicians. A detailed analysis of the demographics of Alabama’s family medicine residency graduates supports advocating for increased resources for these programs and for the development of educational models that produce more family physicians for Alabama. To provide this analysis, medical students at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine tracked the practice locations of every graduate of an Alabama family medicine residency from 1976 to 2014 and found 827 are currently in practice in Alabama. Currently, practice locations were verified using online sources, which include the licensee database of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and licensee databases of other states in which the graduates set up their first practices. For this study, urban was defined as cities with a population greater than 50,000, and all other communities were classified as rural.

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