COMMISSION ON FAMILY MEDICINE
The Commission on Family Medicine (COFM) strengthens the training of family physicians in Colorado. Established in 1977 by the Colorado state legislature, this advisory board provides recommendations to ensure strong training programs and the placement of well-qualified family physicians in rural and underserved areas of the state. The board is composed of the deans of Colorado’s two medical schools, directors of the family medicine residencies, Governor-appointed citizens from the seven congressional districts, and a representative from the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians. Through the Commission, the state legislature provides funding to support the education of family physicians, including the core residency programs, required rural rotations, rural training tracks, and loan repayment.
The Commission on Family Medicine is also committed to reforming the Medicare GME (graduate medical education) payment system. More information is available on the GME Initiative website (www.GMEInitiative.org).