Connect with your passion, your community, and your purpose and help shape the future of family medicine! This certificate-granting program prepares participants to educate aspiring health care workers about the bright future of family medicine.
As a foundation of the AAFP’s priority to strengthen pathways to family medicine, the program will prepare individuals to connect with students, and those who support them, to shed light on what it really means to be a family physician.
Registration is closed. The inaugural class will be completing the program January - May 2024.
Family Medicine Champions will receive education and access to an exclusive community of individuals who support and guide students. Participants will be equipped to address misconceptions and uncover the facts about what family medicine is, and the myriad of opportunities available to family doctors. Topics include:
Participants from the three following cohorts will be in the inaugural class of Family Medicine Champions!
Learn about what AAFP is doing to support students interested in family medicine.
Become a preceptor. U.S. medical schools face a drastic shortage of community preceptors in family medicine. Find a precepting opportunity and mentor the next generation of physicians. Learn how to get started.
Contact your local AAFP Chapter and ﬁnd out how you can help engage medical students, advocate for policy change, and develop the workforce. Find your chapter.
Get involved in your community. Ask young patients what they want to be, volunteer to speak at a local school or youth club, and search for opportunities to encourage STEM education. The AAFP has slide decks, videos, and other presentation tools to help you talk about family medicine. Find AAFP resources.
Curious about what YOU can do to support the next generation of family physicians?
Ashley Bentley, MBA, CAE