Donations to Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan Make an Impact

Generous donations from family physicians and friends of family medicine impact Family Medicine Foundation's ability to support residents during their training, provide opportunities for medical students to explore the unique qualities of the specialty, and offer continuint medical education for practicing physicians. It is through this work that Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan and donors like you are advancing the family medicine specialty in Michigan with the goal of ensuring that every Michigander has access to a family physician.

Donations over the course of 2019 enabled Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan to...

Host events offering a total of 54 continuing medical education credits, including our signature Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo. Mark your calendar for the 2021 annual conference, Aug. 5-8, at the Detroit Marriott Troy.

Fund 1 student externship, made possible by a matching grant from AAFP Foundation.

“My experience during the externship was phenomenal,” said Kassy Kneen, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine student, of the four weeks she spent training under Srikala Yedavally-Yellayi, DO, MMEd, FAAFP during summer 2019 at Troy Beaumont Family Medicine Center through Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan’s Medical Student Externship Program.

Award scholarships to resident and student members to attend the 2019 Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo at Shanty Creek in August.

"After my second year at the MAFP conference, I feel so recharged for the year ahead! As a student, this conference is a great opportunity to network with practicing physicians and residents in all modes of practice, and I like how the conference location rotates yearly to accommodate physicians from all over the state," said Shelby Owens, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.  

Host the 5th annual Michigan Future of Family Medicine Conference, during which family physicians, family medicine residency program directors, faculty, staff, and residents showcased the breadth and depth of the specialty for nearly 100 medical students.

"At its core, Family Medicine is about compassionate, all-encompassing, patient-centered care, and this conference truly helped promote those values. At the end of the day, I left feeling inspired and encouraged, and my experience helped me further realize that I truly want to be a Family Medicine Physician," said Sara Robinson, Central Michigan University College of Medicine.

Host the 1st annual Beyond Clinical & Curriculum Resident Conference, to arm family medicine residents with information about the "business of medicine," such as understanding and negotiating contracts, preparing to ace a job interview, and making sound financial planning decisions.

"I think every resident should attend this conference at least once during their residency!" said Olivia Yost, MD, University of Michigan Family Medicine Residency

Award 4 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students scholarships, which funded attendance of MAFP resident and student members as delegates representing MAFP. The Foundation also hosted the annual Michigan Reception at National Conference, providing the opportunity for medical students, residents, family medicine residency program directors, and staff to talk in a casual and fun atmosphere about training opportunities in Michigan.

"I was honored to serve as the Michigan Resident Delegate and had a transformative experience at National Conference representing the interests family medicine residents in our state. I believe this is an unforgettable and eye-opening experience that forever changes someone who wants to become a leader in family medicine." - Julie Thai, MD, MPH, McLaren Flint Family Medicine Residency.

Award a total of $7,000 to Family Medicine Interest Groups at seven medical schools in Michigan to support 2018-2019 academic year events and activities aimed at increasing student interest in family medicine.

"We are incredibly grateful for the funding, and we feel that it truly did help inspire our fellow students to not only go into Family Medicine, but stay in Michigan as well." Student leaders of Central Michigan University College of Medicine's Family Medicine Interest Group

More Funding = More Impact

The quality, coordinated, cost-effective care that family physicians provide is critical to the health of patients and fiscal health of our state. Despite being the in-demand specialty, there are not nearly enough family physicians to meet healthcare needs today and in the future. By donating to Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan, you can directly impact its mission of building a strong future for the specialty of family medicine and a healthy Michigan.
Donations received by December 31 are tax-deductible for 2020.

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