Forever Promoting FM: NCAFP’s Dr. Maureen Murphy Offers Perspectives of Family Medicine Careers in MedScape Article

NCAFP Past President and 2016 AAFP National Family Physician of the Year, Dr. Maureen Murphy of Cabarrus Family Medicine, recently offered some excellent insight for medical students considering Family Medicine. Writing for MedScape in an article titled, ‘High-Tech and High-Touch: Consider a Career in Family Medicine,’ Dr. Murphy’s article is an inspiring and pragmatic overview […]


Registration is Open for 2018 Mid-Summer Family Medicine Digest

If you’ve never attended our annual Mid-Summer Family Medicine Digest in Myrtle Beach, I can only ask, “What have you been waiting for?” This summertime CME favorite, with 30+ AAFP Prescribed Credits, is popular for several reasons. While excellent CME, relaxation, and fun are probably the top three; I’ve got another great reason: Half-day sessions […]


2018 Was a Record MATCH Year for North Carolina

The NCAFP released a press advisory earlier this week highlighting a major achievement for Family Medicine in North Carolina: the state’s best-ever MATCH year! According to final figures, more North Carolina medical students chose to enter the specialty of Family Medicine than ever before. North Carolina had a total of 92 medical students—or 15.4 percent […]


2018 Record Breaking Year for Family Medicine in North Carolina

More North Carolina medical students chose to enter the specialty of family medicine than ever before this year, which will ultimately lead to greater access to healthcare in all corners of our state. As the 600 graduates of North Carolina medical schools recently “matched” with their residency programs, North Carolina had 92 students—or 15.4 percent—chose […]


2018 Scholarship Applications for National Conference Due by May 1st

The AAFP Foundation generously provides scholarships to residents and medical students to attend the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students each year. With new categories this year, there is something for everyone. In 2018, the AAFP anticipates awarding 250 scholarships in the amount of $600. Learn about the Family Medicine Leads […]


As New Medicare Cards Get Mailed, CMS Offers Handy Waiting Room Video

Beginning this April, Medicare will begin mailing new cards to every Medicare beneficiary. The new cards will be mailed to each beneficiary’s home and will feature a new primary Medicare identification number. To help physicians and practices inform their Medicare patients about the new cards, CMS has released a short video that’s perfect for waiting […]


Signs Point to Another Strong MATCH for North Carolina

Today is MATCH Day 2018, the day where medical students from across North Carolina (and the US) found out where they will be completing ACGME-accredited residency training. Preliminary indications obtained from the state’s allopathic and dually-accredited Family Medicine residency programs point to another strong year for North Carolina. Look for the final MATCH figures in […]


11th Annual North Carolina Family Medicine Day a Great Success!

Eighty medical students from North Carolina and beyond attended the 11th Annual Family Medicine Day in Durham on Saturday, March 10th. The much-anticipated event brought together medical students and residency programs from across North Carolina and from neighboring states. It was a day packed with inspiration, skills development and building connections. The NCAFP would like […]