Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) and Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan (FMFM) recently received notice of two grant awards from the AAFP Foundation through the Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium.
The Consortium awarded a $2,500 grant in support of the 2018 Michigan Future of Family Medicine Conference hosted by FMFM in collaboration with Michigan State University Colleges of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine. Nearly 100 medical students considering a career as a Family Physician attended the one-day event held October 13 on MSU’s East Lansing campus. The goal of this annual conference is to provide opportunities for students to explore the Family Medicine specialty through interactive panel discussions and hands-on clinical procedures workshops, as well as connecting with residency programs in the state.
AAFP Foundation’s Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium also awarded $2,500 to support MAFP’s 2018 Advocacy and Leadership Development Program. A group of 17 Family Physicians, Family Medicine residents, and medical students convened in downtown Lansing on December 7 to learn advocacy best-practices and develop plans for putting their newly developed skills into action in 2019.
“Michigan Academy of Family Physicians and Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan are tremendously appreciative of this funding in support of two important events aimed at inspiring students to choose Family Medicine as their specialty and increasing the number and effectiveness of Family Medicine advocates in Michigan,” said Denise Cook, MS, MAFP Director of Professional Development & Strategic Initiatives.