The Family Medicine Advocacy Summit was cancelled for 2020 due to the pandemic, but it is still scheduled for 2021, on May 17th and 18th. Scholarship winners for 2020 are carrying over to 2021, so we will not be hosting an application process this year. As usual, we hope and encourage all faculty to attend the conference.
STFM supports five scholarships annually for new faculty to attend the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC on May 17-18, 2021 for the purpose of learning advocacy skills for personal and academic career development. The application period opens in the fall.
Scholarships cover the cost of registration, travel, hotel accommodations, and meals not provided by the conference up to $1,500. Applicants must be members of STFM and fulfill all eligibility requirements.
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Advocacy makes a real difference for patients and for family medicine, and it's easier than you think. By attending this conference and participating in this scholarship program you will:
- Acquire a better understanding of family medicine's current legislative issues
- Gain advocacy skills
- Learn how to share your knowledge and experiences to inspire change
- Find out how useful these skills can be in your efforts with Congress and in your career
- Apply what you've learned in meetings with legislators