Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Scholars and Scholarships for National Conference Announced

Congratulations to the students and residents from Michigan selected by AAFP Foundation to receive Family Medicine Leads Scholarships to attend the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students, August 2-4, in Kansas City, and to those selected to participate in the 2018-2019 class of the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute.

Family Medicine Leads, a year-long signature program of AAFP Foundation, focuses on the future of the Family Medicine specialty by supporting efforts to fill the workforce pipeline with the best and the brightest, as well as developing more and well-trained Family Medicine leaders.

The Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute awards and scholarships for National Conference are provided by the AAFP Foundation, and made possible by the donations of Family Physicians from across the country.

Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute

AAFP Foundation’s competitive leadership development program, the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute, has selected 30 scholars for the program’s fourth cohort. Among them are Diahann Marshall, MD of Henry Ford Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Diana Chen of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and Tiffani Strickland of Wayne State University School of Medicine.

This is the fourth consecutive year that a student or resident from Michigan has been selected to participate in this program that enhances the interest and appeal of Family Medicine, while supporting the development of future Family Medicine leaders.

Emerging Leader Institute scholars will attend National Conference and participate in workshops at AAFP national headquarters, and then develop a post-conference project based upon their respective track with Project Award recipients returning to present at the following year’s National Conference.

The 2019 application period will open in December 2018.

An integral component of the Emerging Leader Institute is mentoring. If you are interested in serving as a mentor over the 12-months span of the program and would like to learn more, click here. "This is a great way to work with students, residents, and fellows interested in becoming leaders in Family Medicine. I have enjoyed each of the three years that I have participated," said David Walsworth, MD, FAAFP (East Lansing).

LEARN MORE about the Institute.

Family Medicine Leads Scholarships for National Conference Winners

This program provides $600 scholarships to help cover out-of-pocket travel expenses for students and residents to attend National Conference. Nearly 600 applications were received and 220 Family Medicine Leads Scholarships were awarded this year, including to Michigan State University College of Human Medicine students Rohit Abraham and Shelby Owens.

The 2019 scholarship application period will open in January 2019.

LEARN MORE about the Family Medicine Leads scholarships for National Conference.

National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students

National Conference is THE place for Family Medicine residents and medical students to be to connect with their peers from across the country, learn valuable skills, visit with residency programs (including 10 from Michigan that are exhibiting in the "Michigan Aisle" in the Expo Hall), explore career opportunities, and network in a fun and casual atmosphere at the Michigan Reception on August 3 at Shark Bar, located in downtown Kansas City's retro Power & Light District. Attending the Michigan Reception is free for students interested in training in the great state of Michigan, as well as Michigan residency program directors, staff and residents—click here to RSVP.

Save $50 when you register for National Conference by July 6.

Click here to meet the resident and student delegates and alternates who will represent Michigan at the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and National Congress of Medical Students, respectively.