Tochi Iroku-Malize for AAFP Board


The American Academy of Family Physician's Congress (COD) elects new officers to serve on the Board of Directors for the following 12 months. COD will take place October 8-10, 2018 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, LA. 
AAFP members can view Dr. Iroku-Malize informartion here

Videos and additonal information about Dr. Iroku-Malize can be found here.


 

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I chose family Medicine because I wanted to be able to care for anybody anywhere at anytime. One of my passions is global health and with the number of disasters that have affected our communities here in the US, my role as an educator and global health family Physician has helped me frame the discussion and the opportunities to assist our citizens in crisis.
 
There are those who say we should stop focusing on methods to make physicians resilient to burnout and focus on the root cause. To be frank, I believe that both need to happen in parallel. It will take time to address and fix the root causes of burnout, and in the meantime we need to find a way to prep our docs to be prepared when it comes knocking at their door. Or when they finally realize it’s already come in without an invitation.

There is no future without family medicine residents graduating into our specialty. There are no residents without medical students feeling compelled to train in our specialty.
Our job as keepers of the specialty is to ensure we have the resources available to support both students and residents in pursuing our noble profession.


Believing that what I do does make a difference even if it is for just one person at a time.
Believing in the talents of those who are around me and are coming after me.
Believing that my current state is just a part of a long road to destiny- setbacks are the norm, and I don’t need to get the credit for work done.
Believing that where I am is not the ceiling - strive daily to make it better for others.