The year-long Family Medicine Leads (FML) Emerging Leader Institute focuses on ensuring the future of the 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 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.
*UPDATED DETAILS FOR 2021* The AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students and the FML Emerging Leader Institute will be conducted virtually.
As part of the FML Emerging Leader Institute, 30 selected residents and students will virtually attend the AAFP National Conference (July 29-31, 2021) to learn more about family medicine, explore residency programs, make connections, and learn about leadership opportunities with the Student and Resident Congress. Following the AAFP National Conference, the selected participants will virtually attend the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute (July 31-August 1, 2021) in-depth workshops in three leadership tracks: Policy & Public Health, Personal & Practice and Philanthropic & Mission-Driven and concludes with a Project Management session. The 2021 dates are July 29-August 1.
The participants will receive the following:
The program features the following three tracks (10 participants in each):
An integral component of the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute is mentoring. The mentor serves as a role-model, reflecting those leadership attributes that the program is hoping to impart while providing guidance and support in the execution of the mentees’ Leadership Projects.
It is important that mentors are available to the assigned mentee during the 12 months that span the time between the first and second AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.
We encourage all to apply and are committed to the development of future Family Medicine leaders who reflect the rich diversity of the specialty and the patients served.
The 2021 application period opens January 14 and closes on March 14 at 11:59 pm CT.
If you're interested in applying, first review the eligibility and requirements.
Aaron Thompson, MD, MS
Carolyn Pearce, MD
Matthew Traxler, MD*
Nigel Jagoo, MS, MSM*
Karishma Tolani, MD
*Best Leadership Project Award Recipient
Funding for the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute is provided by the generosity of donors like you.