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CHFM ANNOUNCES 2014 ANNUAL FELLOWSHIP IN THE HISTORY OF FAMILY MEDICINE


January 2014


The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) is proud to announce its fourth annual Fellow in the History of Family Medicine. Interested family physicians, other health professionals, historians, scholars, educators, scientists, and others are invited to apply.

The successful applicant will be awarded a fellowship grant in an amount of up to $1,500 to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses relating to conducting research on a project of their choosing dealing with any aspect on the history of general practice, family practice, or family medicine in the United States. The fellowship will be awarded directly to the individual applicant and not to the institution where he or she may be employed.

Since 2011, the CHFM Fellowship has funded a variety of projects on the history of the specialty. Most recently in November 2013, the research project of the 2011 Fellow, Dr. Richard Feldman of Indianapolis, Indiana, was published by the Indiana Historical Society Press. Dr. Feldman's book Family Practice Stories is a collection of stories told by and about Indiana family doctors practicing in the mid-twentieth century. According to Dr. Feldman, "These were the general practitioners of that 'Greatest Generation' who possessed the character, core values and principles from which our contemporary specialty of family medicine was modeled after and grew."

The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. CDT, Monday, March 31, 2014. All applications will be reviewed in April, with the Fellowship award announced by May 31, 2014.

Complete fellowship rules, application forms, and instructions are available online.
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