UAMS news release

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine has been recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) as one of the top 10 medical schools in the nation for producing family practice doctors.

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The College of Medicine received the AAFP’s Achievement Award at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference April 27 in Chicago. The award is based on a three-year average ending in October 2006 during which time 17.9 percent of UAMS College of Medicine students entered a family medicine residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

“As our population continues to grow, the need for more family practice physicians increases along with it,” said Debra H. Fiser, M.D., UAMS College of Medicine dean. “We are proud that the UAMS College of Medicine has a strong reputation for producing family practice physicians who serve the needs of people in Arkansas and beyond.”

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The AAFP is one of the largest national medical organizations, with more than 94,000 members. The academy was founded in 1947 to promote and maintain high quality standards for family doctors who provide comprehensive health care to the public.

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