Residency Director Elected to National Board of Directors
On Saturday, April 6, Lawrence Family Medicine Residency (LFMR) Director Dr. Wendy Barr was elected to the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors’ (AFMRD) national Board of Directors at its annual business meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.
After graduating from the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency with the Class of 2002, Barr completed a research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and spent six years in New York City before returning as the LFMR’s associate residency director in 2010 and residency director in 2015. Clinically, she continues to practice full-spectrum care including inpatient, outpatient and maternity care.
She is a member of the Steering Committee for CERA (CAFM Educational Research Alliance) and of the Leadership Council for the FMEC-IMPLICIT quality improvement network and is also involved with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) and the Massachusetts Perinatal Quality Consortium (MPQC). Barr lives with her husband, mother and son, and in her free time enjoys travel, books and needlepoint.
The AFMRD was founded in 1990 to address the needs of family medicine residency directors and the public by providing mechanisms for program directors to mutually assist each other in delivering the highest-quality family medicine education. AFMRD represents the leadership of over 500 family medicine residency programs nationwide.