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Release: May 1, 2001

UI College of Medicine recognized for rate of family practice graduates

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has awarded the University of Iowa College of Medicine a Bronze Achievement Award for the number of graduates entering an accredited family medicine residency from 1998-2000.

The UI yearly average was 24.4 percent for the three-year period.

The award was presented April 30 at the annual spring meeting of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine in Denver, Colo.

AAFP achievement awards are given to medical programs based on their previous three-year averages of students matching to family practice residencies. Gold awards are given for an average higher than 30 percent, silver from 25-29.9 percent, and bronze from 20-24.9 percent.

Cynda Johnson, M.D., head and professor in the UI department of family medicine, accepted the award on behalf of the college.

"The UI College of Medicine places a priority on the principles of family medicine," Johnson said. "The curriculum and other continuing support from the college create a learning environment that helps produce students who have a desire to train in family medicine."

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