Every turn of the calendar feels like a chance for a fresh, hopeful start. At the beginning of 2022, we set out to accomplish big things -- from recruiting new Board members and launching new initiatives, to bringing signature programs back to life. Now that we are 6-months into the year, we’d like to take a moment to share what we've been up to.
The work of the CAFP Foundation could not be done without the extraordinary generosity of our members who lend their time and expertise, and to the donors and funders who believe in and support our mission. We thank each of you for dedicating your hearts and minds to all the California medical students and residents striving to become workforce-ready and strong leaders in their communities.
As the year kicked-off, the CAFP Foundation Board of Trustees and the CAFP Board of Directors affirmed a new President and a new slate of candidates. We are pleased to have welcomed a great group of skilled, insightful leaders. Continue reading for a message from the immediate past President, Dr. Marianne McKennett and current President, Dr. Ronald Labuguen, and to see an up-to-date list of Trustees. READ MORE
The CAFP Foundation awarded 14 scholarships to support medical student and resident participation in the All Member Advocacy Meeting. Scholars gained access to a vast network of family physician leaders, developed advocacy acumen, presented resolutions and even met with their legislators. VIEW PHOTOS
Scholar quote: "Some of my personal highlights of the conference included meeting fellow Student-Resident Council members in-person and speaking on Resolution A-08-22 (Support California Fire Prevention, Safety, and Preparedness) as a co-author. I was glad to learn more details about the lobbying process and communicating effectively with legislative staffers. Overall, it was inspiring to be in the presence of fellow students, residents, and physicians who all share an interest in bettering healthcare through the lenses of public health and policy." - Quan Tran, fourth year medical student at Touro University
The CAFP Foundation supplements the cost for students and residents to attend family medicine events; and this year, student and resident members have shown up and showed out! With record-level attendance at both the All Member Advocacy Meeting and Clinical Forum, students and residents have represented more than one third of total attendance at these events. VIEW PHOTOS
The CAFP Foundation hosted another very successful Procedures Workshop - with 110 participants, and 8 sessions (that’s nearly double than our last workshop in 2020)! The 2022 Procedures Workshop was the first of its kind for the CAFP Foundation - this year, we added an advanced track for residents along with the medical student track. The expanded procedure offerings included: pap, MSK joint injections, POCUS, suturing, IUD insertion/removal, colposcopy, endometrial biopsy, toenail removal, and shave/punch biopsies.
During this year's Clinical Forum, the CAFP Foundation awarded 5 family physician champions for their extraordinary work in education, research, mentorship and leadership. The list includes:
After two years in a virtual format, the Resident Poster Competition returned to an in-person experience. This year, we received 31 abstract submissions from residents representing 20 different Family Medicine Residency Programs across the state. Of these submissions, 20 were selected to submit posters for a second round of blind review. The top 10 scoring posters presented during the Clinical Forum, and the top two presenters, one case report and one research project, received an award. READ MORE
1. Case Report Winner: Chenxi Song, MD; Joshua Feuerstein, MD. Myocarditis as a Presenting Symptom of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
2. Research Project Winner: Prabhneet K. Singh, MD; Tarnpreet Kaur, MD; Sumera Hayat, MD; Rachel D. Yankey, MD. ACEing Residency: ACEs Screenings in California Residency Programs.
The generosity of so many family medicine champions has enabled us to raise more than $18,000 so far! The funds allow us to continue our programming for California's medical students and family medicine residents. Thank you so very much to those who have contributed!
If you would like to make a gift to help us reach more students and residents during the remainder of the year, you can do so HERE. We look forward to the next 6 months with many exciting things coming up, including the Family Medicine Summit, Chief Resident Workshop, New Student-Resident Council and Family Medicine Interest Group Activities.
Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy summer!
Sincerely, The CAFP Foundation