Family Medicine Advocacy Summit Scholarships

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Applications for scholarships to attend the 2020 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS) will be accepted November 4 - December 23, 2019.  Click here to preview the application form. 

The AFMRD actively participates in the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC. This lobbying event is held each spring. To encourage advocacy, the AFMRD provides scholarships for at least 11 family medicine residents, 3 AFMRD members and 1 current NIPDD fellow. 

AFMRD reimburses up to $2,500 for approved FMAS travel, lodging, meals, and registration expenses for the scholar. Scholarship award recipients will be notified no later than February 10, 2020. 

Eligibility Requirements:

Resident

  • Currently a family medicine resident in good standing
  • First-time attendee of the summit.
  • Residents must not be from the same residency program that sent a resident to FMAS as an AFMRD scholar the previous year. Click here for a list of residency programs that had an AFMRD scholarship recipient in 2019. 
  • Availability to attend FMAS and related events (May 18 - May 19, 2020). 
  • Online application will include:
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Program director or current chair letter of recommendation outlining qualifications and commitment to time off
    • Statement of interest describing why applicant wishes to attend FMAS and any prior advocacy experience they may have (maximum 400 words)
  • Following the summit:
    • Schedule a presentation for colleagues to share their advocacy knowledge
    • Submit to AFMRD an essay or presentation (i.e. PowerPoint presentation)
    • Submit Expense Reimbursement Form to AFMRD. Reimbursement checks will not be sent until essay or presentation is received by AFMRD staff.

 

AFMRD Member

  • Currently an AFMRD member
  • First-time attendee of the summit
  • Availability to attend FMAS and related events (May 18 - May 19, 2020). 
  • Fill out online application and include:
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Statement of interest describing why applicant wishes to attend FMAS and any prior advocacy experience they may have (maximum 400 words)
  • Following the summit:
    • Schedule a presentation for colleagues to share their advocacy knowledge
    • Submit to AFMRD an essay or presentation (i.e. PowerPoint presentation)
    • Submit Expense Reimbursement Form to AFMRD. Reimbursement checks will not be sent until essay or presentation is received by AFMRD staff.

 

NIPDD Fellow

  • Currently a NIPDD fellow
  • First-time attendee of the summit
  • Availability to attend FMAS and related events (May 18 - May 19, 2020). 
  • Fill out online application and include:
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Statement of interest describing why applicant wishes to attend FMAS and any prior advocacy experience they may have (maximum 400 words)
  • Following the summit:
    • Schedule a presentation for colleagues to share their advocacy knowledge
    • Submit to AFMRD an essay or presentation (i.e. PowerPoint presentation)
    • Submit Expense Reimbursement Form to AFMRD. Reimbursement checks will not be sent until essay or presentation is received by AFMRD staff.

Questions? Contact Kathleen Ingraham

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