At the recent AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, AFMA sponsored two round table discussions for its members attending the conference.
On Friday morning, July 30, 2015, Lisa Ann Roura and Melissa Yeager did a presentation on Basic Skills Qualifications/Procedure Competency for Residents. Lisa Ann is the Coordinator for the St. Peter Family Medicine Residency Program in Olympia, Washington. Her program established a method for determining and documenting each of their residents’ competency level for performing certain procedures. Lisa Ann shared their forms and recommendations for using this method. Melissa Yeager, Coordinator for the East Pierce Family Medicine Residency Program in Puyallup, Washington then shared how her program has worked to implement this same skills assessment program and some of the challenges they have faced in doing so. Approximately nine AFMA members participated, many notes were taken and great ideas were shared.