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Once a year, family medicine residents and medical students come together to engage in real talk about family medicine with family medicine leaders, educators, and recruiters at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. This year, National Conference is virtual. From July 29-31 you can attend online workshops and main stage speaker sessions. The popular Expo Hall will be broken into sections so you can find the residency programs by state and exhibitors you are most interested in. You can schedule one-on-one appointments with residency programs, recruiters, and other exhibitors. You can also network with fellow attendees.
Because it is virtual this year, the price tag to attend is much lower and there are more opportunities for financial assistance if you act fast.
TAFP Foundation fundingmore
The TAFP Foundation is increasing the number of funding slots to help 300 Texas medical students and residents attend national conference. The application will stay open until July 25 or all the funding slots are taken.
TAFP has a new governance structure, and the Section on Medical Students and Section on Resident Physicians no longer exist. In their place, a TAFP Resident and Student Leader Forum meets virtually throughout the year and a Residency Network with representatives from all programs and an FMIG Network with representatives from all medical schools meets a few times a year.
The student and resident board members serve as co-chairs at the forum that include the chair, chair-elect, National Conference representatives, Member Assembly representatives, members serving on the new councils, resident and student advisors to the TAFP Foundation, the FMIG coordinator, and the resident advisors. There will also be an active member in attendance serving as the TAFP Board Liaison.
Monthly meetings during the academic year allow members to share information, plan live educational meetings, and carry out other projects.more
By Herbert Rosenbaum
By the end of my first year of medical school and destined for my “last summer ever,” I left my rigorous preclinical curriculum with an unsettling combination of exhaustion and frustration. I came to medical school to help the sick, not sit in some stuffy lecture hall, spend innumerable hours meticulously studying complicated biomolecular pathways, or learn about the zebras among zebra diagnoses. Despite my excitement at the beginning of medical school, the sobering realization of the academic and impersonal nature of preclinical years disturbed me immensely. I felt my zeal slowly seeping away. And, despite the strong push for students to pursue research activities during that precious summer, I knew neither pipetting for hours nor endless analysis of chart-reviewed data could ever recharge me.
In short, I needed a doctor – a mentor who could help me reinvigorate my passion for medicine.more
Working to build the Foundation of family medicine in Texas For decades the TAFP Foundation has focused on three strategic objectives: encouraging medical student … more
Resident member wins AAFP award
TAFP resident member Nish Shah, MD, received the 2015 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education for his hard work as a resident and commitment to … more
ASPCS Resident and Student Track
November 5–6, 2021
TAFP has 30 years of experience providing education, leadership development, and networking opportunities for family medicine residents and … more
Explore family medicine
Are you interested in being a family doctor? There is no better time to become a family physician! The specialty of family medicine is well established in Texas and keeps … more
Member of the Month: Nish Shah, MD
Resident member chose family medicine long before medical school
Long before even entering the Baylor College of Medicine, Nish Shah, MD, … more
Two TAFP resident members honored with AAFP award
Of the 12 recipients of this year’s AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, two were Texas family medicine residents. William … more
Member of the Month: Linda May, M.D.
TAFP Board member hopes to be voice of Texas residents
After attending the University of Texas at Austin for her undergraduate degree, Linda … more