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.
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 Family Medicine Leads 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 2020 Emerging Leader Institute dates are July 30-August 2.
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.
The application period opens mid-December and closes on March 1. 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.