The Student Externship Matching Grant Awards program provides an important partnering opportunity between the AAFP Foundation and AAFP Chapters and Chapter Foundations. Chapters or Chapter Foundations are encouraged to work with an academic institution or Family Medicine residency program to identify and provide a one-on-one, student-to-mentor experience.
The goal of the Student Externship Matching Grants Program is to stimulate interest among medical students to select a career and/or pursue research opportunities in Family Medicine.
Since its inception, the Student Externship Matching Grants program has partnered with AAFP Chapters and Chapter Foundations in 43 states and the District of Columbia and provided $1,143,750 in matching grants to support 915 student externships. Each matching grant is $1,250.
Student Externship Matching Grants are available only to AAFP Chapters and AAFP Chapter Foundations.
The AAFP Foundation has established broad parameters for administering the program and recognizes that AAFP Chapters/Chapter Foundations may need to develop additional guidelines specific to their situation. These modifications may be made, with approval from the AAFP Foundation, as long as they adhere to the overall goal of exposing students to Family Medicine and fostering a one-on-one clinical and/or research experience between the medical student and his/her family physician mentor.
The Request for Payment form(1 page DOC) should be submitted once the student and mentor have been matched.
Open application period for Student Externship Matching Grants: November 1 through first Friday in February.
Only AAFP Constituent Chapters and Chapter Foundations should sumbit the application. Applications will not be accepted from medical schools or students.
Seventeen matching grants totaling $30,000 were awarded in 2020 to the following 11 Constituent Chapters and Chapter Foundations: