July 8, 2021

Knoxville, TN – Since 1995, The American Academy of General Physicians (AAGP) has been an essential asset for physicians across the country, working tirelessly and to support the growth and recognition of general physicians.

A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the AAGP provides support and education for general practice physicians, advocates for the general practice of medicine, and orders board certification programs for its members.

“Now, more than ever, there is a need for more general practice physicians to meet the health care needs of our country,” shares Mark Lowe, AAGP Business Director. “Our members are committed to providing comprehensive medical care which they are uniquely qualified to do because of their training, life experiences, and professional experiences.”

On March 11, 2021, the first annual meeting was attended virtually by members from all across the US, however moving forward, the conference will have both in-person and virtual elements beginning in 2022.

Seminar and discussion topics included. but not limited to:

  • The state of general practice in the US
  • The growing shortage of physicians to treat primary care patients
  • Meeting patient needs during the COVID-19 crisis
  • The state of the organization
  • Providing medical care in underserved areas
  • Changes and growth in the AAGP Board Certification Program

Staying true to the AAGP’s mission to further the interest of general medicine and general practitioners and to contribute to the field of medicine in the areas of professional development, biomedical ethics, medical and scientific research, medical education, and the betterment of patient care, this annual event promises to not only help serve its members, but to encourage other medical practitioners to consider a career as a general practitioner.

Lowe continues, “With the changing climate in healthcare, it is essential that general physicians join together to share our experiences and support each other. Through our unique training programs and strong commitment to community, we are confident that we can rise up a new generation of general practitioners who are passionate about brining exceptional healthcare to their local communities.”

The date for the 2022 annual meeting will be announced in the coming months.

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