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september 2017

Thank You for Attending the 2017 Family Medicine Summit!

Thank you to those who were able to attend the Family Medicine Summit! Please take a moment to complete this brief event evaluation. Your feedback helps us improve future programming and plan for a better experience.


Two CA Medical Students Receive the 2017 Pisacano Scholarship

The Pisacano Scholarship is a highly competitive leadership program that is awarded each year to only five students. Recipients must demonstrate a strong commitment to family medicine, superior academic achievement, strong communication skills, identifiable character and integrity, and a noteworthy level of community service. Victoria Boggiano, a MS-4 at Stanford School of Medicine, and Dev Vashishtha, a MS-4 at the University of California, San Diego were selected to receive this award. Victoria is a co-chair of the 2018 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, and Dev is a co-chair of the CAFP Student Council. Congratulations!

2017 Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education Goes to CA Resident

Isabel Chen, MD, of Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, was selected as a recipient of AAFP’s 2017 Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. The award is given to only 12 family medicine residents each year and recognizes outstanding leadership, civic involvement and patient care. Isabel is co-chair of the CAFP Resident Council and serves as the Resident Representative to the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Board of Directors. Congratulations, Isabel!

Lecture: What Causes Health Disparities and How Do We Take Action?

Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 5:30 - 7:30PM
Details: Free and open to the public. Limited seating is available. Must RSVP to guarantee dinner, walk-ins are welcome. Please register at


UC Riverside School of Medicine proudly presents a health equity lecture by Paula Braveman, MD, MPH. Dr. Braveman is a professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a leading authority on how to identify and measure class status and racism and their impacts on health. She is widely renowned for her efforts to help policy and health leaders better understand and address persistent disparities in health and health care in the United States
and worldwide (including through the National Academy of Medicine, WHO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and UCSF). This lecture will appeal to students, faculty, staff and community members interested in social justice, health policy and research focused on closing health disparities and improving community health for all.

Need Help Paying Back Student Loans? Check Out the 2017 State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

SLRP increases the number of primary care physicians practicing in federally designated California Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). SLRP assists with the repayment of qualified educational loans for eligible primary health care professionals in exchange for working in a HPSA. The 2017 SLRP application closes October 1, 2017.

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one-liners and quick hits

    • New Student-Resident Leaders: Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders in July to represent them in the coming year. Here are the election results.
    • New Family Medicine Residency Programs: check out Kaiser San Jose and Kaiser Santa Rosa launching in July 2018.
    • A New Intern's Reflections From the ICU - AAFP Leader Voices
    • 3 pieces of advice to new medical students - KevinMD
    • Life can be meaningful even in the midst of residency - KevinMD
    • When medical training stresses you: Write it out - KevinMD

Dates and Events

10/1/17 | SLRP Application Due
10/1/17 | STFM Learners Blog Competition Closes. Tell a story of a person/experience that inspired you to become a family physician.
10/27/17 | SUD Training Award Application Due. STFM has partnered with the National Institute on Drug Abuse to fund a year-long training award of $10,000.  
11/2/17 | Residents: Want a career in academic family medicine? Check out the Faculty for Tomorrow Resident Scholarship
11/10/17 | Untold Global Health Stories Contest Deadline. Have a global health story? This contest gives a platform to important but underreported global health stories.
11/30/17 | STFM Conference on Practice Improvement in Louisville, KY