The Missouri AFP was recognized at the AAFP’s Annual Leadership Forum in April 2017 as being one of the states that have 100% retention of family medicine residents as members of AAFP and the Missouri AFP for the third year in a row. The Missouri AFP is dedicated to helping family medicine residents and students become involved in their specialty organization.

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Residents and students have two leadership opportunities within the Academy:

  1. Board of Directors –Delegate and Alternate for a Resident and Student – The Alternate Resident Director and Alternate Student Director are elected at the Missouri Reception held in conjunction with the NCFMRS in July/August. Each candidate submits a CV and Letter of Interest to the Missouri Academy office. This is a two year commitment, serving as an Alternate Director for the first year and advances to the Director position in the second year. This year’s election will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020, in Kansas City during the Missouri Reception, Kansas City, MO, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in conjunction with the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students.  If you would like your name placed on the ballot for Alternate Resident Director or Alternate Student Director, please forward your CV/resume to: by July 15.
  2. National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Students (NCFMRS) – A Resident and Student represent the Missouri Academy as Delegates at this conference. Registration and travel expenses are paid by the Missouri Academy. Individuals are selected on the following rotating schedule. All Missouri residents and students at the NCFMRS are encouraged to attend the Missouri Reception. Missouri Academy board representatives will be elected. Refreshments are provided.

Resident Delegate Rotation Schedule:

  1. Mercy (2020)
  2. SLU (2021)
  3. UMC (2022)
  4. UMKC (2023)
  5. Cox (2024)
  6. Research (2025)
  7. Capital Region (2026) – New
  8. Northeast Regional (2027) – New
  9. St. Luke’s (2028) – New

Student Delegate Rotation Schedule of Schools with FMIG Group:

  1. UMKC (2020)
  2. UMC (2021)
  3. SLU (2022)
  4. KCUMB (2023)
  5. Wash U (2024)
  6. AT Still (2025)

Scholarships for Top Student from Medical School Entering Family Medicine

Six top graduating medical students who are entering family medicine residencies are awarded certificates and scholarships of $500 each from the Family Health Foundation of Missouri. The scholarships are awarded at the Show Me Family Medicine Conference.

Summer Externship

Co-sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation & the Family Health Foundation of Missouri. The AAFP and FHFM have partnered to offer four-week summer externships to Missouri medical students interested in pursuing a career in Family Medicine.  Apply by March 30 by clicking here.

The externships are available at the following locations:

Transition Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Students

The Transition to Practice program focuses on a two-day conference that will provide a foundation of resources and practical tools to family medicine students and residents as they transition to the next phase of their careers.  Every participant will leave the conference armed with ideas, professional and personal resources, and practices that will prepare them as they matriculate through medical school, residency, and then to becoming a practicing Missouri family physician.  3rd and 4th year medical students and all residents are invited to participate.  Medical students in their 1st and 2nd year will be considered with support from their department chair.  In addition, the program builds a comprehensive opportunity for residents and students to engage in other chapter events and opportunities, including CME and advocacy.  More…

Scholarships to Attend Missouri Academy Conferences

Resident and student members are encouraged to attend Missouri Academy conferences and meetings to participate in a learning environment centered on family medicine. Complimentary registration is provided to residents and students who are members of the Missouri AFP. Complimentary hotel accommodations are also offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Resident/Student Poster Contest – 2020 Contest Cancelled

The Missouri AFP’s resident and student poster contest is held each year during the Show Me Family Medicine Conference in June.  Residents and students are invited to display posters highlighting patient quality improvement projects, scientific research programs, patient safety, clinical vignettes, clinical research, or other projects related to family medicine. Participants are invited to exhibit work still in progress, innovations recently introduced, or established projects. Posters will be arranged in an exhibit area on display for all attendees. Cash prizes will be awarded during the Awards and Installation Event.

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Missouri Family Medicine Medical Schools

Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine – AT Still University
University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine

Missouri Family Medicine Residency Programs

Capitol Region Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
Cox Health Family Medicine Residency
Mercy Family Medicine Residency
Northeast Regional Hospital Family Medicine Residency
Research Family Medicine Residency
Saint Louis University Family Medicine Residency
St. Luke’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency
University of Missouri-Columbia – Family Medicine Residency
University of Missouri-Kansas City Family Medicine Residency