Get Involved

The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) welcomes your involvement. Browse through a list of available opportunities below. Questions? Please contact CHFM staff.


Volunteer opportunities at the Center include the following activities:

  • Help Center staff process, organize, and conserve new and incoming collections (library books, archives, medical artifacts, audiovisual materials, etc.)
  • Help design and update permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibitions on the history of Family Medicine
  • Prepare for and conduct oral history interviews with family physicians, teachers, and staff of Family Medicine organizations
  • Inventory Center collections and enter and update data in computer files
  • Help with preparations for special events and meetings

Download the Volunteer Application.(1 page PDF)

Become an Intern

Each year, the Center accepts applications for one internship position with an emphasis in the history of Family Medicine.

The position is open to all interested undergraduate and graduate students living in the Kansas City metropolitan area and surrounding communities, with preference given to students majoring in history, library or information science, historical administration, or a related field. The successful applicant must complete a total of 120 hours over eight to 12 weeks; weekly hours and scheduling are flexible.

Upon successful completion of the internship, a scholarship award in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded. For additional details on duties and responsibilities of the position, please see the CHFM intern position description(2 page PDF).

Learn about previous CHFM Interns.

Apply for a Fellowship

The Center sponsors one Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine each year. The Fellowship supports research using the collections of the CHFM to advance understanding and appreciation of the history of family medicine.

The Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine provides a grant in an amount of up to $2,000 to support travel, lodging and incidental expenses for conducting research at the Center for the History of Family Medicine. Awards cover research conducted between June 1 and December 31 during the year in which the Fellowship is awarded.

We encourage interested researchers, including family physicians, students, residents, historians, scholars, educators, scientists and other health professionals to apply for the Fellowship.

Learn more about the Fellowship opportunity.

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