Resident and Student Initiatives Fund for National Conference Scholarships
This year the Foundation was able to provide 200 scholarships, but this was only possible because of our very generous donors. Please consider making a donation to fund a full scholarship in the amount of $600.
Members who fund a full $600 scholarship can be matched with a specific recipient, giving them both the opportunity to meet and make a personal connection. Investing in your scholarship recipient will help secure the future of Family Medicine with the best and brightest physicians.
Make sure to read about Dr. Rick Madden's personal experience with this program as a mentor.
While you are at it check out Dr. Brent Smith's story from scholarship recipient to practicing physician and Board Member for the AAFP Foundation and AAFP.
In 2014, The AAFP Foundation provided funding for 200 scholarship recipients. In fact, some family physicians funded full scholarships.
National Conference Scholarships provide residents and medical students the opportunity to explore Family Medicine through clinical sessions, procedural workshops and interaction with family physicians from across the country.
Many scholarship recipients solidify their commitment to the specialty and develop their leadership skills through participation in the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. In fact, nearly 75% of the third- and fourth-year medical students attending on scholarships commit to Family Medicine and become AAFP members. When you provide support through donations to National Conference Scholarships, you can feel confident that you are positively affecting the future of Family Medicine.
Feedback from Attendees
"Every part of the programming– from the social events to the expo hall to the educational sessions– was eye-opening to what Family Medicine has to offer and how best to go about getting there. ... My horizons have been expanded on what specific areas of Family Medicine I might pursue in the future and I'm excited to see where I go."
"...As a future family physician, attendance at this conference renewed my confidence in the future of the specialty and it was a great opportunity to meet other students with similar interests and goals.”
"I’m very grateful for the opportunity to attend this conference and for the support of the scholarship."
"It was an excellent opportunity to see different avenues and programs available in Family Medicine. I also particularly enjoyed the seminar presentations. Thanks for allowing me to take part in the conference this year and I hope to attend again in the future!"
"I benefited in many ways from attending the conference. Most importantly, I networked with other students who have a passion for Family Medicine as I do myself."