For on-line information and searching journals and web site: is web site intended to serve as a resource for information related to family medicine research. The site has been developed by the Academic Family Medicine Organizations Research Subcommittee and is coordinated and maintained by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the North American Primary Care Research Group staffs.

The world’s largest library of medical and biological journals, maintained by the National Institute of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. MedLine, Medlineplus, and Internet Grateful Med/PubMed provide access to over 10 million journal article references and abstracts dating back to the 1960s.

Online medical information services and content provided by over fifty publishers and organizations. Medical journals, reference books, practice guidelines, patient education handouts, and drug information are all part of the clinical library provided by MD Consult.

At this site, consumers, physicians and healthcare institutions can exchange information and communicate on a wide variety of health issues. A large array of user communities and message boards provide a supportive environment for patients, plus a place for “shop talk”, and discussing clinical and anecdotal experiences of health professionals.

A comprehensive online resource offering access to multimedia, reference and resource materials targeted to the family physician.



Family Medicine and Related Journals On-Line:

American Family Physician is the official clinical journal of the American Association of Family Physicians, published 24 times per year.

The official journal of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, this site provides links to tables of contents and abstracts of the journal, going back to 1996.

The official journal of the American Medical Association. Online full-text articles are available to JAMA and Archives Journal subscribers and members of the AMA; limited full-text articles are also available to non-subscribers and non-members.

All users have access to abstracts of original articles (original clinical research) and special articles (research on health policy). NEJM subscribers have access to the complete text of the print version, online, beginning with the first issue of 1993.

This site contains the full text of all articles published in the weekly BMJ from January 1994, plus material unique to the web site.




The publishers of the journals Family Practice Management and American Family Physician, the AAFP also performs “The Match” between residents and residency programs, and provides access to journals, directories, newsletters, other publications of the AAFP, government statistics, and information on current legislative and governmental activity affecting family medicine and public health.

STFM’s mission is to enhance family medicine education by developing and supporting a community of educators, scholars, and clinicians. Major goals are promoting research collaboration and excellence and innovation in family medicine education, especially educational models which address needs of families and communities, emphasizing underserved populations and social consciousness of family physicians.

The ABFM is the second largest medical specialty board in the United States. Through its certification and recertification processes, ABFM promotes completion of the necessary training/experience to provide quality care to the individual and the family and a commitment to excellence throughout the physician’s years of practice.

Publishers of JAMA, the AMA is the voice of the physician. The AMA is the nation’s leader in promoting professionalism in medicine and setting standards for medical education, practice, and ethics.

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