WHAT DOES AMF OFFER?
- A periodical journal:
- 9 issues per year with various sections (see below).
- 2 monographs in which areas of specific knowledge will be reviewed.
- The different types of sections are identified by a practical colour code.
- Each article contains icons that allow you to discover the work’s digital extras.
- Each article contains the degrees of evidence of each recommendation.
- In each issue you will find a simple test you can do yourself, to guide you on what is most relevant for you.
- Periodic review of the main health problems in the practice of Family Medicine. It is issued every 4 years in print format, in the section of the same name, in the monographs or in other sections.
- E-portal (http://amf-semfyc.com) with:
- The contents of the magazine in HTML and PDF format.
- Search possibilities.
- The opinions of subscribers on the various published works.
- Complementary material on a given subject: clinical cases, presentations to share, more images, videos, additions.
- Annual updates of the main health problems.
- Open sections for all members of semFYC.
- ¿Qué se cuece? AMF summarises the blogosphere.
- Semester assessment (with accreditation), which is practical, focused on additional learning and is accessible on the e-portal.
- Self-assessment in which you can check your degree of assimilation of the content.
Exclusive sections in print format for subscribers.
|Comments on a current topic; special reference to aspects of training|
|Comprehensive review of some of the 60 most frequent health problems in the practice of Family Medicine|
|A space for those aspects of the professional profile that are not strictly clinical: community, family, sociology, ethics, teaching, research, management, interviews, etc.|
|The evidence-based clinical examination|
|Review of a clinical problem from a clinical case|
|Interpretation and/or indication of complementary tests, treatments, drugs, services or instruments|
|The aim of this section is to help resolve the frequent doubts that arise in the practice of Family Medicine regarding the requirement or not of diagnostic tests and the selection of the most appropriate ones in a specific clinical situation Overview of techniques and skills in a highly graphical format|
|Overview of techniques and skills in a highly graphical format|
|Review of the most common reasons for referral to other specialties in order to try and improve the family doctor’s approach|
|Differential diagnosis and practical action from one clinical situation|
|This section is principally aimed at the majority of readers who do not have an ultrasound machine, but also takes into account those who have it in their centre and can perform ultrasound scans|
|This will offer suggestions and encourage reflection on the best ways to organise the work of a Primary Care Team (PCT)|
|Clinical areas of “little importance” that create significant problems for us when someone comes to the practice about them|
|Critical review, based on evidence on common recommendations|
|How do our colleagues work in other countries?|
|The section will present historical moments and characters for their anecdotal, epic or spectacular value, explained in an easy-to-read story format|
|Short articles with practical indications on the functioning of organs or systems in the human body|
|Practical commentary of the best articles published in the previous year on a specific area|
|Opinion comment on some relevant or interesting articles recently published, shortly before the close of publication|
|Open section (or assigned) so that readers can contribute experiences that are useful for the training of other colleagues|
|Practical intervention from the Primary Care family doctor in potentially serious situations.|
Sections in digital format open to all members of semFYC.
|Article open to collaborations with professionals from other specialities or news related to Family Medicine and the scientific society|
|Open section for giving your opinion on the AMF programme, or any topic related to Family Medicine|
|Graphical overview of “The main health problems”|
|Articles published in digital format each December 28 (Spain’s equivalent of April Fools’ Day). They are compiled by the Drafting Committee covering current themes and are intended to bring smile to your face. An editorial is featured on the subject in the January issue|
|The latest on a prevalent health problem, summarised annually|
|Critical assessment of the newest drugs|
|Review and update of clinical (or not) issues that are current due to their appearance in the news or their presence in the media|
|Art as a vehicle for analysing our profession|
|In the style of a consultation diary, the experiences and thoughts of a family doctor are revealed|
|Learn from images|
|A clinical case is presented and deals with the resolution of the problem in the context of the person|
|An attempt is made to provide a bibliographical answer to a clinical question|
|How you can learn from your mistakes|
|Here feelings are shared, through narrative, stories and experiences…|
|Integrating ethical deliberation into everyday practice|
|What we can learn from other countries|
|Learning how read scientific articles|
The sections of AMF have their own colour code, allowing the reader to quickly identify the four different types of articles that are published in the journal.
In addition to this, each of the articles has complementary material, which is only available in the digital version. It uses its own system of pictograms, the meanings of which are set out below:
DEGREES OF EVIDENCE
AMF uses the SORT (Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy) to classify the degree of evidence of the content published in the programme. Click here to read the bases of this taxonomy.