Family Medicine Advocacy Summit
Scholarships for Residents
The application period for 2017 scholarships is now closed. The application period for 2018 scholarships will open in November.
The AFMRD provides up to 10 family medicine residents with scholarships to participate in the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (formerly called the Family Medicine Congressional Conference/FMCC). This conference educates participants on family medicine’s legislative priority issues, trains attendees on how to lobby on Capitol Hill, and allows participants to put these skills to use with federal legislators and their staff.
Scholarship recipients are reimbursed up to $1,500 for approved Family Medicine Advocacy Summit travel, lodging, meals, and registration expenses.
Scholarship eligibility requirements:
- Currently a family medicine resident in good standing
- Availability May 21-23, 2017, to attend Family Medicine Advocacy Summit and related events
Expectations for scholarship recipients:
- Prior to attending the summit: Complete all five modules in the Online Advocacy Course
- Attend summit and all related events May 21-23, 2017
- Following the summit:
- Schedule a lunch-and-learn or some other presentation to your colleagues to share your advocacy knowledge
- Submit to AFMRD either an essay or a PowerPoint teaching tool