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Student Scholarship Information 

The scholarship includes registration and may provide some funding for travel expenses for those outside of the Chicago area. Please do not register for the conference until you've received notice about your scholarship application. All students who are offered a scholarship will be required to register online and pay the non-refundable $25 scholarship administration fee in order to receive the scholarship.

Students currently enrolled medical schools based in these states are eligible for scholarships: IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI.  The following schools have indicated they will support students from their schools who apply:

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School (capped at 4 students)
Rush Medical College
Southern Illinois University
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago (capped at 10 students)
University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin                                                                                                           

 All other students interested in Midwest family medicine careers are welcome to register for the conference at the regular student rate (Online conference registration is now open!). Applicants will be notified via e-mail the week of August 14 and will have one week to accept and agree to the terms of the scholarship, or the scholarship will be given to the next student on the waiting list. Students should then register online and make hotel and travel arrangements. If you have any questions about registration, please call Diana Hernandez at 1-630-427-8003 or email at

The deadline to apply is midnight, August 7.  Applicants will be notified the week of August 21.


"I was lucky to attend Family Medicine Midwest for the first time during my first year in medical school, and the moment I walked in I felt I was surrounded by people who cared about the same things I cared about - I felt immediately at home. I returned to the conference two more times during medical school and I always felt like I got a lot out of the conferences, and left with the strong sense of belonging to a community of physicians who support one another, care deeply about their patients, and are doing amazing things to help their communities be healthier". Margaret Russell, Northwestern University Feinberg school of Medicine matched into Northwestern Family Medicine Residency Humboldt Park

"The Family Medicine Midwest conference was a great opportunity to see many liked minded individuals and hearing about their passion for advocating preventive medicine and providing great care for all patients. There are many opportunities available in family medicine that are not just in the clinical field; for example, one can participate in local and national healthcare reforms by attending conferences and contacting our state representatives on certain healthcare policies or one can conduct research that impacts our patients’ lives. I believe the conference is a great way to introduce family medicine to first and second year medical students who want to learn more about primary care." Amanda Wojciechowski, Chicago Medical School student matched into Advocate Lutheran General Family Medicine Residency