OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE UTAH ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS

May 25, 2023

Preparing Doctors to Be Fluent in Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine

Medical school at its core is four intense years of language courses, training future professionals to enter residency with an advanced comprehension of the complex linguistics, jargon, and terminology used to diagnose and treat illness, as well as support and maintain health for our patients. Teaching students how to also communicate about, and adequately research, …

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Medical Care of Developmentally Disabled Individuals

General Considerations If you asked a group of medical professionals to describe how rewarding it is to care for patients who are developmentally disabled, you would get a wide variety of answers. Many would likely focus on the characteristics of these individuals, describing a patient population that is often surprisingly open and says exactly what …

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Bridging the Coverage Gap – Free Clinics Working to Keep Utahns Healthy

Despite the expansion of Medicaid in Utah and individuals and families able to purchase coverage through the Healthcare Marketplace, many Utahns still lack access to affordable health coverage. Fortunately, there are several free and sliding-scale based clinics in Utah who can help fill some of the healthcare gaps for those unable to afford or access …

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Student & Resident Awards

UAFP CEO and Executive Director, Maryann Martindale and Associate Director, Barbara Muñoz presenting Mariah Richins with the F. Marian Bishop Award Each year, UAFP recognizes an outstanding graduating medical student from Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine — Southern Utah and the University of Utah School of Medicine who have matched into family medicine. At …

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Family Medicine Match Results

2023 saw the largest class of incoming family medicine residents in history with 4,530 medical students and graduates matching into family medicine residency programs. According to AAFP, family medicine offered 5,107 residency positions, 172 more than in 2022, totaling 13.6% of positions offered in all specialties with more programs offering positions than any other specialty. …

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Graduating Residents and New Interns

Congratulations to the graduating family medicine residents of 2023! We wish you all the best in your career as a family medicine physician. McKay Dee Family Medicine Residency Travis Clark, DOKaysville Intermountain Clinic, Kaysville, UT Alexis Gunderson, MDPalliative Care Fellowship, Grand Rapids, MI Josh Hansen, MDSports Medicine Fellowship, Tulsa, OK Adam Henrie, MDBountiful Intermountain Clinic, …

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