1. Poster Contest. Active members (including fellows). residents and students are invited to submit posters at the KAFP Annual Meeting for presentation. $100 stipends are given to students & residents.
2. Rural Family Medicine
Practice & Research Program. Students between their
first and second year of medical school are sent to rural areas across
the state to learn about family medicine from
local primary care doctors, and gather research data. Each year between
25- 35 medical students participate
in the program. This program exposes
first year students to the life of a rural family physician. Thank you
to the volunteer faculty and directors of this program for making it
Dr. Mike Kennedy.
3. Family Medicine Interest Group grants. Grant funding is provided to help these student organizations with their activities.
Creating increased student interest in family medicine, and assisting these
student groups is a high priority for the Foundation.
4. AAFP's National Conference for Medical
Students and Residents (NCFMSR) in Kansas City. This is an opportunity for students to
learn about the specialty and the conduct of the political congress.
Scholarships to attend this conference are available.
5. The KAFP-F Hostetter Award. This award honors a senior medical student on
each campus who has promoted the values of family medicine throughout their
medical school career. The 2013 Wichita campus recipient is Jessica Leiker and
the Kansas City campus recipient is Chad Stewart. We appreciate the generous
contribution from the Hostetter estate that makes this annual award possible.
6. Kansas Career
Opportunities Conferences. Both the Kansas City and Wichita
medical school campus' provide an opportunity for students and residents
to connect with Kansas communities at this conference.
7. Faces in Family Medicine. This award winning project highlights various family
physicians and the roles they play, and provides links to students as well.
8. Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Funding for learning collaboratives was supported to help Kansas Family Physicians as they learn about and grow toward
becoming a PCMH.
All of the above activities are important to furthering
family medicine in Kansas, but the KAFP-F can only support programs for which we
KAFP-F projects are funded primarily through your donations.
KAFP-Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization
that is organized for charitable, educational, and scientific programs of
continuing medical education for Kansas Family Physicians.
The projects are funded by tax deductible gifts to the
KAFP-Foundation. Donations may be mailed to KAFP, 7570 West 21st Street North,
Bldg 1046, Suite C, Wichita, KS, 67205. Donations can also be accepted at the
Annual Meeting. Be assured that any amount you give will be spent thoughtfully