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Local Doctor Gets Aafp Degree

Dr. Stutzman achieves degree at convocation.

Kimberly Stutzman M.D., White Salmon, has achieved the degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

The degree was conferred to approximately 400 family physicians during a convocation on Friday, Oct. 18, in conjunction with the AAFP's 2002 Annual Scientific Assembly in San Diego.

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 consists of a minimum of six years of membership in the organization, extensive continuing medical education, participation in public service programs outside their medical practice, conducting original research and serving as a teacher in family medicine.

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