• Overview

    The AAFP Foundation has been supporting Family Medicine residents and medical students to attend the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. Since 2002, the number of funded scholarships over 4,600 with awards totaling more than $2M. 

    Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we continue to provide a minimum of 250 Family Medicine Leads (FM Leads) Scholarships for the AAFP National Conference. Family Medicine residents and medical students can have the opportunity to experience and explore Family Medicine through educational programming and procedural workshops, leadership opportunities, and interaction and networking with family physicians and peers from across the country.

    "THANK YOU for your generous donation to support my attendance at the AAFP National Conference. The ability to interact with so many people who are passionate about family medicine and to explore the various career opportunities has gotten me more enthusiastic about my future. I cannot wait to become a family medicine physician! Many thanks again.”

    - Cecile Dinh, third-year medical student at Tulane University

    The Future of Family Medicine

    There is a tremendous need for FM Leads Scholarships; and therefore, donor funding is more important than ever. By funding more scholarships for qualified candidates, we can increase the Family Medicine pathway with the best and the brightest.

    To support a FM Leads Scholarship, the tax-deductible donation is $600.00. The scholarship is intended to help reduce out-of-pocket expenses (registration, travel, lodging, and meals). When you provide support for FM Leads Scholarships, you can feel confident that you are positively impacting the future of Family Medicine.

    "Thank you so much for providing the funding for me to attend the AAFP National Conference. This has been such a wonderful, eye-opening, inspiring opportunity for me to learn more about the vast diversity of our chosen profession. I’ve connected with amazing people and have finally felt like I have found the specialty for me. I will take everything I’ve learned here and take it with me into my future career. I am beyond grateful to be granted this opportunity."

    Scholarship recipient, Hengyui Guo.

    Application Details

    For FM Leads Scholarship application information, please click below to visit the AAFP's website for more details.