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!
Students and Residents, Take the Lead
The AAFP has a plethora of leadership opportunities for students and residents. Many positions will be decided during National Conference, but the time to start preparing is now because the deadline for submission of candidate materials for elected positions is July 21. You can find information about requirements, eligibility and application tips online.
Take a few days to surround yourself with some excitement as you connect with like-minded and passionate individuals who have one goal in mind—becoming the best physician possible. Join us virtually for the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.
National Conference attendance is open to AAFP family medicine resident members, AAFP student members (current medical students), and AAFP transitional members (individuals who have graduated medical school in 2019, 2020, or 2021). Hurry, early bird rates end July 1!
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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