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Student Scholarship Information 

Family Medicine Midwest Foundation provides scholarship support for those students whose school does not provide financial support to help you attend education conferences. Please check with your family medicine department FIRST to see if they will support you directly. 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, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI. All other students interested in Midwest family medicine careers are welcome to register for the conference at the regular student rate (Online conference registration opens by July). Applicants will be notified via e-mail the week of September 5th 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 dhernandez@iafp.com.

The online scholarship application link will be posted here when available!

"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