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Student Scholarships for the Conference on Medical Student Education

Program Details

This scholarship is for students to attend the Conference on Medical Student Education. Winning students will present their poster at the 2018 Conference on Medical Student Education. Students chosen as Scholars will receive a $500 award from the STFM Foundation and free registration to the 2018 Conference on Medical Student Education. All students who complete the nomination process will receive a free 1-year STFM membership.

Through this scholarship, Student Scholars will be reimbursed by the STFM Foundation for travel and hotel accommodations and meals not provided by the conference for up to $500. Student's nominating department also agrees to provide travel support up to $500.

The AAFP will support one target school student with up to $1,000 in travel and lodging. STFM will provide a free registration to the 2018 Conference on Medical Student Education and a 1-year STFM membership. Target schools are defined as those that don't have a department of family medicine. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must be nominated by faculty.
  • Nominated students must have an interest in family medicine and potential for an academic career.
  • By nominating a student, the family medicine department commits to matching the $500 STFM award. (Exception: Target school)
  • Only one student can be nominated from a department.

Application Requirements

Student nominations are made by family medicine department faculty. Nominations are due June 26. 

  • Completed Nomination Form (Word Doc)
  • Letter of support stating why the student is being nominated. The selection criteria for student scholarship recipients include the student’s commitment to FMIG/Family Medicine/STFM, Leadership roles, volunteering, as well as scholarship and research.

Once nominations are received the student will be notified and asked to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Personal statement addressing how he/she has demonstrated at least one of STFM's core values and how at least one of these values will guide his/her career (Personal statement form will be sent via email with notification email of nomination)
  • Poster abstract (Will be submitted through the STFM website; instructions will be sent via email.)

Student Scholarship winners will be notified Fall 2017.

Consider Contributing to the STFM Foundation

Your contributions support deserving students to attend the Conference on Medical Student Education. If you would like to support this program, you can contribute to the MSE Student Scholars through the STFM Foundation.


Contact Cindy Burns, 800-274-7928, ext. 5417.   



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