AAFP Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) application is open for annual CHFM Student and Resident Essay Contest

CHFM is currently accepting applications for the 2022 CHFM Student and Resident Essay Contest.

The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation is sponsoring its second essay contest for medical students and residents. Possibilities are wide open – the scholarly essays must simply cover a topic relevant to family medicine history in the United States. That could be anything from a day-in-the-life of a family doctor to a medical-political controversy within family medicine.

The contest goal is two-fold: to encourage the next generation of family physicians to engage with the specialty’s history and then use the lessons learned to improve future health care. In addition to gaining knowledge as they research and write the essays, medical students and residents have additional incentives for participating: The author of the winning essay will receive $1,000. The second-place winner will receive a $500 award.

To be eligible, medical students and residents must be a member of the AAFP. Residents must also be enrolled in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited family medicine residency training program. Essays may be submitted online through Nov. 1, 2022.

Need help coming up with an essay topic? Read the 2021 award-winning essay for inspiration. Details and more information are available on the AAFP Foundation website.