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Five New Faculty Members Awarded Scholarships to Attend the Family Medicine Congressional Conference
December 17, 2014—The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine has awarded scholarships for five new faculty members to attend the Family Medicine Congressional Conference. Scholarship recipients were chosen based on their potential to be exceptional advocates and advocacy leaders within STFM and the broader academic family medicine community. The recipients are:

Nicholas Butler, MD, MBA,        
University of Iowa,
Iowa City, Iowa

Dorothy Dschida, MD, MA,  
Northwestern McGaw Family
Medicine Residency at
Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL        

Jennifer Hartmark-Hill, MD, FAAFP,
University of Arizona
College of Medicine-Phoenix,
Phoenix, AZ
Hetal Patel, MD, MPH
York Hospital Family
Medicine Residency, York, PA        

LaTasha Seliby, MD,
Georgetown University
School of Medicine,
Washington, DC

This is the third year of the scholarship program. These scholarships cover the cost of attendance, travel, and meals for each recipient. Recipients will join conference attendees in learning about the legislative process, current priorities for family medicine, and how they can take action and interact with legislators and health care leaders. Each recipient will also be connected to a mentor who will guide them as they prepare for the conference. 

The Family Medicine Congressional Conference will take place May 12-13, 2015 in Washington, DC. For more information about the conference, visit

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