Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute

Application Details

The application period opens mid-December and closes on March 1. If you're interested in applying, first read the eligibility requirements, guidelines and application process. 

Read Eligibility and Program Guidelines.


Emerging Leader Definition: An emerging leader is an individual who has shown historical aptitude for leadership and has exhibited to others a strong potential for future leadership.  An emerging leader has little formal training or experience with leadership and is motivated to gain additional leadership skills and experience.


Overview

The year-long Family Medicine Leads (FML) Emerging Leader Institute focuses on ensuring the future of the Family Medicine specialty by increasing the number of future Family Medicine leaders and provides training for this important role. We encourage all to apply who meet our definition of an emerging leader and are committed to the development of future Family Medicine leaders who reflect the rich diversity of the specialty and the patients served.

Family Medicine residents entering their first or second year, and medical students entering their second, third, or fourth year when the program begins are eligible to apply. All applicants must be members of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to apply. 2020 dates are July 30-August 2.

Participation begins at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, in Kansas City, Missouri, where the 30 selected residents and students will learn more about Family Medicine, explore residency programs, make connections, and learn about leadership opportunities with the Student and Resident Congress.

Directly following the AAFP National Conference, the FML Emerging Leader Institute conducts in-depth workshops in three leadership tracks: Policy & Public Health, Personal & Practice and Philanthropic & Mission-Driven on Saturday and concludes with a Project Management session on Sunday held at the AAFP National Headquarters in Leawood, Kansas.  

The participants will receive the following:

  • A scholarship of $1,000 to attend AAFP National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri and participate in the FML Emerging Leader Institute held at the AAFP National Headquarters in Leawood, Kansas. The scholarship is intended to help reduce out-of-pocket expenses (registration, travel, lodging, meals).
  • An AAFP family physician mentor, who will serve as a role model, provide monthly guidance and project support.
  • The opportunity to develop and complete a Leadership Project of your choice related to your leadership track.
  • Additional opportunities to receive: 
    • $1,000 for Leadership Project Award recipient to return to the next National Conference to showcase and present project and participate in FML Emerging Leader Institute related activities.
    • $3,000 for Best Leadership Project Award recipient to attend a special Family Medicine opportunity

Leadership Program Tracks

The program features the following three tracks (10 participants in each):

  • Policy & Public Health: Learn key strategies to move our specialty into a position to optimize the future health of America— both broadly and within local communities.
    • Effective leadership skills in policy and public health
    • Improve population health
    • Current AAFP policy and public health focus
    • Roles and strategies to engage in policy interventions
    • Effective community health engagement
  • Personal & Practice: Remain effective and focused as you transition to greater levels of responsibility, autonomy, and expectations.
    • Personal leadership "toolbox"
    • Key trends in practice management and leadership opportunities
    • Strategies for burn-out avoidance
    • Work/life balance
    • Integrate high level healthcare thinking into your work
  • Philanthropic & Mission-Driven: Maximize your impact as a physician leader as you increase your income, gain professional respect, and choose among many organizational opportunities for involvement.
    • Strategies for becoming a "change agent" in your community
    • Your personal mission statement
    • Leadership; competencies and skills "gap"
    • Non-profits and your philanthropic goals
    • Understanding non-profits

Application Details

The application period opens mid-December and closes on March 1. If you're interested in applying, first read the eligibility requirements, guidelines and application process. 

Read Eligibility and Program Guidelines.

Become a Mentor

If you are interested in serving as a mentor for the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute, please contact the AAFP Foundation.

Learn more about the mentor/mentee relationship.

Funds & Endowments That Support This Program

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