Below you will find links to certain web sites for other family medicine organizations and for journals which contain information relevant to family medicine. This list is provided as a resource to the public and visitors to the Pisacano Leadership Foundation web site. Visit these sites to learn more about family medicine as a specialty, its professional organizations, board certification in family medicine, family medicine (the academic discipline), or family medicine research.
Family Medicine Organizations
American Board of Family Medicine
The ABFM is the medical specialty board responsible for the establishment of high standards of excellence in the specialty of family medicine and for the design and administration of the family medicine specialty certification examination.
American Academy of Family Physicians
The AAFP is a national medical association of family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students whose purpose is to promote and maintain high quality standards among family physicians and to provide advocacy on behalf of patients and the profession.
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
STFM is an academic family medicine organization which strives “to enhance family medicine education by developing and supporting a community of educators, scholars and clinicians.”
North American Primary Care Research Group
NAPCRG is a multidisciplinary organization which fosters the development of primary care research.
Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
The AFPRD promotes excellence in family medicine graduate medical education.
Collaborative Family HealthCare Coalition
The CFHcC is a multi-disciplinary group of health care professionals who study, implement and advocate for the collaborative family health care paradigm.
World Organization of Family Doctors
A world-wide partnership of family medicine organizations.
The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
JABFP is the official journal of the ABFM.
American Family Physician
AFP is the official journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Annals of Family Medicine
The Annals of Family Medicine is a peer-reviewed research journal to meet the needs of scientists, practitioners, policymakers, and the patients and communities they serve.
The Journal of Family Practice
Another great journal for family physicians.
The official journal of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
Archives of Family Medicine
The AMA’s journal of research and practice in family medicine.
Family Practice Management
This journal from the AAFP covers the business aspects of family medicine.