Students and Residents

CAFP and CAFP Foundation are committed to investing in the future of family medicine and providing the tools, resources, and opportunities medical students and family medicine residents need to succeed in their FM journey.

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Scholarships Offered for 2022 AAFP National Conference

CAFP-Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships to support student and resident attendance to the AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.  To be eligible you must be a CAFP member.
Deadline: March 31, 2022

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The Summit for Students + FM Residents

The Summit for Students + FM Residents inspires a new generation of family medicine leaders by bringing together medical students, residents and faculty in the same learning community. The Summit provides a unique chance for attendees to make personal and professional connections, develop leadership skills, build advocacy acumen and explore California programs at the Residency Fair.


Chief Resident Workshop

The Shelly Rodrigues Chief Resident Leadership Workshop is a skills-based workshop for family medicine residents transitioning into their new roles as clinical leaders. Sessions are designed to be interactive and will offer incoming chiefs a learning environment for developing interpersonal communication, improving group dynamics and advancing the educational mission of their programs.


Your Student & Resident Council

Council membership offers a unique opportunity to champion family medicine while developing leadership and advocacy skills. CAFP selects medical student and resident leaders through an application process.


Family Medicine Residents' Poster Contest

The poster competition promotes scholarly activity by family medicine residents. Residents are invited to submit case and research abstracts that undergo a blinded review process. Selected posters are displayed and presented at the Family Medicine Clinical Forum.


National Conference for Residents & Students

The AAFP National Conference is the place to energize a passion for family medicine. Immerse yourself in topics ranging from clinical skills, career planning, advocacy and leadership; and explore family medicine residency training programs from across the country. Scholarships are available to support student and resident attendance.


Procedure Workshops

The CAFP Procedures Workshop is a Council-led initiative that introduces office-based procedures within family medicine practice. The high volunteer faculty-to-student ratio makes this workshop incredibly special for students interested in primary care and family medicine.


All Member Advocacy Meeting

The All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM) provides an invaluable experience to get involved in CAFP’s legislative advocacy efforts. Scholarships are available to support student and resident attendance.


Family Medicine Interest Groups

FMIGs are committed to promoting the family medicine specialty at their campus, igniting interest in primary care and inspiring students to serve their local community. CAFP supports all California FMIGs through funding and technical assistance.   


Pipeline and Mentorship Programs

CAFP provides funding support for initiatives that strengthen the family medicine pipeline from high school through medical school and residency.


Medical Student Research Grant Program

The Student Research Grant Program gives students the opportunity to work with a practicing or academic family physician to conduct clinical or educational research.

Ready to Get Involved?

Are you passionate about family medicine? Do you have a vision for our field? Take on a leadership role within your Academy and develop innovative ways to promote and advocate for family medicine in California.
AAFP has student and resident leadership opportunities year-round.

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