About TAFP Education
TAFP’s Continuing Medical Education
The Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) is the medical specialty society for family physicians in Texas. Planning, developing, and presenting high-quality, unbiased, evidence-based continuing medical education (CME) in compliance with the criteria of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) is the fundamental educational goal of the organization.
TAFP-produced CME is designed and presented to facilitate change in the knowledge, competency, and performance of family physicians, primary care physicians, and other primary care providers.
Types of Activities Provided
Utilizing effective, commercially unbiased content based on the principles of adult learning, TAFP CME activities are planned and implemented through the following educational interventions:
- Live activities and interactive workshops featuring didactic lectures, case studies, and dedicated time for questions and answers;
- Enduring materials online and in print; and
- Collaborations with other accredited and non-accredited providers.
The content of each TAFP activity is selected based on practice gaps and unmet educational needs identified through a planning committee comprising past and current members of the TAFP Commission on Continuing Professional Development, the bi-annual educational needs-assessment survey of TAFP members, evaluation results from each activity, special member needs, and literature and journal searches. TAFP strives to enhance the value of its CME by incorporating content that is evidence-based in its activities.
TAFP CME activities are planned with the expected results of enhancing physician knowledge, changing physician performance, and ultimately improving patient care. To measure the achievement of these results, TAFP asks participants to assess the activity, provide new knowledge gained during the activity, evaluate the implementation of the new knowledge into their practice, and document the change in patient care based upon the implementation. To measure expected results, TAFP provides interactive participation opportunities during the activity, a post-activity evaluation, and a long-term assessment of behavioral changes made as a result of the activity.
Approved July 24, 2010
Texas Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors
TAFP’s education provides family physicians and other health care professionals the opportunity to update their medical knowledge of important advances in the medical field, address their unmet educational needs, enhance their clinical skills and support professional development through a multi-faceted curriculum. Through didactic lectures, case-study discussions and audience interaction, TAFP activities strive to develop and promote CME with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient care.
TAFP was first granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education in 1997 and was awarded reaccreditation in 2002, 2006, and 2010. To maintain accreditation, our programs must adhere to strict guidelines. The educational programming offered since the initial accreditation in 1996 has included annual symposia, regional seminars, online activities, and enduring materials. TAFP collaborates with hospitals, sister state chapters, medical education companies, risk management providers, other associations, and other accredited organizations. TAFP offers AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ and AAFP Prescribed credit for every symposium.
Support a TAFP Activity
TAFP complies with ACCME guidelines regarding commercial support. TAFP often works with pharmaceutical, insurance, device manufacturers, and medical education communication companies for the benefit of bringing outstanding programs to our members. Please submit your proposal to Jessica Miley. Be sure to include the need, learning objectives, outcomes, and what level of funding is available. TAFP maintains control of content, budget, and speaker selection.
Become a TAFP Speaker
TAFP invites speakers to submit their credentials for lecture or workshop topics. Please contact Jessica Miley by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (512) 329-8666.