AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education

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Of the 3,500 eligible family medicine residents, only 12 are selected for the AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

Will one of them be you?

This esteemed distinction has recognized outstanding family medicine residents for leadership, civic involvement, exemplary patient care, and aptitude for and interest in family medicine since 1952.

Winners are awarded a $1,000 scholarship and transportation and lodging for two nights, supported by a grant from Novo Nordisk, to receive the honor in person at the 2017 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) in San Antonio, TX.

Awards are provided for second-year graduate training only and must be used for the academic year awarded from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.

Be recognized for your contribution to family medicine.

2017 Application Process Will Begin Soon.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current AAFP Resident Member. (Not a member? Join today!)
  • Eligible to practice family medicine in the United States.
  • Currently in second year of an ACGME accredited family medicine residency OR in the first year of an AOA approved family medicine residency after completing an AOA approved rotating general or family medicine internship.

Criteria for Selection

  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Community involvement/social commitment.
  • Exemplary patient care and interpersonal relationships.

For more information about the AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, please contact Terresa Winch at twinch@aafp.org or call (800) 274-2237, ext. 6831