About the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians
The Academy, founded in 1947, is governed by an All-Member Congress whose sole power is to establish policies and define principles. The Board of Directors meets three times a year to act on the business of the Academy and carry out policy issues of the Congress.
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What is Family Medicine
AAFP Definition of Family Medicine
Family medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing and comprehensive healthcare for the individual and family. It is the specialty in breadth which integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity.
The specialty of family medicine is the result of the evolved and enhanced expression of general medical practice and is uniquely defined within the family context.
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