Scholarships and Awards
There are a variety of scholarships and awards to honor the efforts of medical students interested in pursuing a career in Family Medicine. MAFP looks to recognize these deserving individuals and we welcome nominations throughout the year. Take a look at the scholarships and awards available for medical students through both the MAFP and the AAFP. This information is updated regularly, so please check back for new opportunities.
Student Delegate/Alternate Delegate National Conference Scholarship
Annually, Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan selects two students—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 help cover the student's expenses, including travel to and from the conference, accommodations and meals.
The deadline to apply for consideration as a 2020 Delegate/Alternate Delegate is April 1, 2020. The 2020 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students will take place July 31 - August 31.
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 Subcommittee on FMX Learning. Cash awards are given to the first- and second-place winners. First-place, second-place, and honorable mention winners (in resident and medical student categories) receive ribbons and certificates.
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. One resident and one student will be recognized with first-place ribbons and earn a trip to the AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) in Orlando to present their posters. Deadline to apply is April 1.
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. Medical students in their second, third, and fourth year when the program begins are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply for the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute is March 1.
Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Leadership Award
AAFP student members will receive a $600 scholarship to attend the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students for outstanding contributions to their FMIGs, medical schools, and Family Medicine. The $600 scholarship is intended to help reduce out-of-pocket expenses (registration, travel, lodging and meals) to attend National Conference. Deadline to apply is May 1.
AAFP FMIG Network Program of Excellence Award
This award recognizes Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs) for their efforts to stimulate interest in FMIG activities and a career in family medicine.