Teaching Health Centers

Link to the IAFP's statement on funding family medicine education

The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program requires re-authorization by Congress by September 30, 2019. Re-authorization and more funding will also allow for the expansion of new programs within existing centers and the creation of entirely new teaching health centers while emphasizing the importance of establishing sustainable funding.

March 2019 - AAFP Resident Board Member Michelle Byrne, MD, MPH AAFP Leader Voices blog post about her experience as a resident at Illinois Teaching Health Center, the Northwestern-McGaw Family Medicine Residency Program at Erie Family Health Center in Chicago. 

More information is available via the American Association of Teaching Heath Centers.

Link to the IAFP Op-Ed authored by Deborah Edberg, MD in the Springfield State Journal Register,