The Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) appointed Todd Shaffer, M.D., MBA, F.A.A.F.P., professor and director of the School of Medicine’s Community and Family Medicine Residency Program, as president on March 30 during its annual business session at the National Program Directors Workshop at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. AFMRD is the national membership organization of family medicine residency program directors. It was founded in 1990 to address the unique needs of family medicine residency directors and the public. It now boasts more than 600 directors and associate director members that lead the 474 ACGME-accredited family medicine training programs in the United States.
Shaffer has been a board member of AFMRD board for the past five years, serving as its treasurer and most recently as president elect. He has also received AFMRD’s “Gold Level Program Director Recognition Award.”
Shaffer has served as director of the UMKC Family Medicine Residency Program since 2002 and has been a member of the Department of Community and Family Medicine faculty since 1995. The UMKC Family Medicine Residency Program is the fourth largest residency training program in family medicine in the country with 42 residents and five fellows.