RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES
AAFP Resources for Residents
AAFP has created a comprehensive list of resources for family medicine residents including:
- Board Preparation
- Residency Wrap-Up Checklist
- Help Planning Third-Year Electives
- Explore Career Paths
- Search the Fellowship Directory
Student Loan Repayment Programs
Doctors graduating from medical school can be saddled with several thousand dollars in student loan debt which can take several years - or decades - to pay off. There are several service-based programs that can help new physicians pay off a portion of or refinance their debt.
Resident Leadership Award
UAFP established a Resident Leadership Award this year to recognize the accomplishments of one of our third-year family medicine residents in Utah. Nominations are sent in by residency faculty, peers and other residency staff. The UAFP Member Engagement Committee voted on the final winner and chose Sara Walker, MD. One of her nominations read, “In her role as chief, Dr. Walker is seen as someone whose residents can reach out to for calm, caring, and effective support. She has solved problems that we didn’t know existed, for example, creating an Orientation Guide for incoming interns to streamline our orientation process. As a physician, she is warm and caring, well-loved by her patients and her clinical team.” Congratulations, Dr. Walker!
Hike with a Doc - Northern Utah
Join us on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. for a hike to Lake Solitude in Big Cottonwood Canyon to participate in our medical student mentoring activity, where attending and resident family physicians hike with medical students to share their experiences and why they chose Family Medicine.
Lake Solitude hike is rated easy to moderate and is 3.3 miles RT and is good for most skill levels.
UAFP will provide snacks and water, so just be sure to bring sturdy shoes and sunblock! More details will be provided with registration.
Pathways to Practice
Medical students, current residents, and attending physicians looking for a refresher – join us for Pathways to Practice: Personal Finance and Employment Contracts for Students and Residents
When: Saturday, October 2, 2021 2:00pm- 5:30pm
Where: Online – Zoom info provided with registration
Who: 3rd & 4th year med students, current residents, and any physician interested in learning more about personal finance and employment contracts
UAFP Student & Resident Outreach Committee
Utah is home to two medical schools and four family medicine residencies. The UAFP Student & Resident Outreach Committee is made up of representatives from each medical school's family medicine interest group and each family medicine residency. One representative chosen by their respective organization also serves as a non-voting member of the UAFP Board of Directors. Learn more about the 2020/21 committee members and how you can join this committee and the UAFP Board.
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