Scholarships and Awards
There are a variety of scholarships and awards to honor the efforts of hard working Family Medicine residents. MAFP looks to recognize those deserving individuals and we welcome nominations throughout the year. Take a look at the scholarships and awards available for residents through both the MAFP and the AAFP. This information is updated regularly so please check back for new opportunities.
Annually, Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan selects two residents—a Delegate and an Alternate Delegate—to represent Michigan at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, Missouri. Scholarships of up to $1,000 are awarded to provide funding assistance to cover the resident's expenses, including travel to and from the conference, accommodations and meals.
The deadline to apply for consideration as a Delegate/Alternate Delegate is April 1.
Poster Presentation Awards
Poster Presentation Awards at the AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX)
Poster presentations are presented at the AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) by medical students and residents and evaluated for quality of research design, value, and relevance to family physicians. Winners are selected by the FMX Advisory Board. Awards are given to the first, second, and third place winners.
Poster Presentation Awards at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students
The AAFP's National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students annual poster presentation competition is one of the largest forums for residents and students to display their research and special projects. The top resident and top student will earn a trip to the AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) to present their posters. Deadline to apply is April 1.
AAFP National Conference Scholarships
Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute
Enhance your leadership skills and earn a scholarship to attend the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students through the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute. This year-long leadership development program focuses on ensuring the future of the Family Medicine specialty by increasing the number of future Family Medicine leaders and providing training for this important role. A total of 30 participants are selected through a competitive application process. Family Medicine residents in their first, second, or third year when the program begins are eligible to apply. Deadline to apply is March 1.
Family Medicine Leads Scholarships for National Conference
The AAFP Foundation provides scholarships for students and residents to attend the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. Thanks to donors, a minimum of 220 scholarships are given annually.
Residency Program Grants
AAFP Foundation Immunization Awards
The 14-month project period runs from June to August the following year. These awards recognize Family Medicine residency programs for identifying and developing solutions to overcome barriers to immunization, and promotes sharing of best practices. The AAFP Foundation Immunization Awards recognize Family Medicine residency programs for identifying and developing solutions to overcome barriers to immunizations and promote sharing of immunization best practices.
Resident Awards, Grants, and Scholarships
Michigan Family Medicine Resident of the Year
The Michigan Family Medicine Resident of the Year award is an annual award of the MAFP that recognizes a Family Medicine resident (PGY-1, PGY-2 or PGY-3) who exhibits qualities of exemplary patient care, demonstrates leadership amongst his or her colleagues, displays a commitment to the community at large, and has dedicated himself /herself to the specialty of Family Medicine through involvement in the MAFP and AAFP, service to his/her residency program, and/or other Family Medicine organizations. Deadline to apply or make a nomination is March 1.
AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education
This award recognizes outstanding Family Medicine residents for their leadership, civic involvement, exemplary patient care and aptitude for and interest in Family Medicine. Deadline to apply is April 6.
Family Medicine Cares Resident Service Award
The $16,500 Family Medicine Cares Resident Service Award creates an opportunity for first-year and second-year Family Medicine Residents to fulfill a desire to address health disparities by tackling the health needs of the underserved in their local communities. Up to two awards will be presented annually. Deadline to apply is March 15
Family Medicine Cares International Resident Scholarship
The AAFP Foundation provides two scholarships for Family Medicine residents to be part of the Family Medicine Cares International Delegation to Haiti. The trip date is February 23 - March 2, 2019. Maximum amount travel scholarship is $5,000. Resident scholars will give a presentation on the experience at the AAFP National Conference and expenses will be covered as part of the travel scholarship. Application deadline is November 1.