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Local Physicians Receive AAFP Degree of Fellow 


Boston, MA. – J. Michael Feuerbacher MD, FAAFP, and Sally A. Bomar MD, FAAFP, both of Maryville and physicians at St. Francis Family Health Care, have achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the national medical association representing nearly 94,600 family physicians, residents and medical students.

The degree was conferred on more than 240 family physicians during convocation on Saturday, October 17th, in conjunction with the AAFP’s annual meeting in Boston, MA. Drs. Bomar and Feuerbacher are two of only seven from the state of Missouri recognized with the honor.

Established in 1971, the AAFP Degree of Fellow recognizes family physicians who have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine and ongoing professional development. This year’s fellowship class brings the total number of AAFP Fellows to more than 29,000 nationwide. AAFP Fellowship entitles the physician to use the honorary designation, "Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians" or "FAAFP".

Criteria for receiving the AAFP Degree of Fellow consist of a minimum of six years of membership in the organization, extensive continuing medical education, participation in public service programs outside medical practice, conducting original research and serving as a teacher in family medicine.

The AAFP was the first national medical specialty organization to require its members to complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years. It is the only medical specialty society devoted solely to primary care.

To learn more about the American Academy of Family Physicians and about the specialty of family medicine, please visit www.aafp.org.

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