Michigan Medical Student Externship Opportunity

Each year the AAFP Foundation provides Student Externship Matching Grants to stimulate interest among medical students to select a career and/or pursue research opportunities in Family Medicine. The MAFP Foundation has budgeted to sponsor a Student Externship in 2016, and we are seeking interested medical students and Family Medicine mentors/preceptors as identified by medical schools in Michigan. The AAFP Foundation provides $1,250 in funding, which is then matched by the MAFP Foundation. The funding is intended to support $2,000 for a medical student’s stipend and up to $500 for a mentor physician's participation as the externship host.

Interested medical schools who have identified a student and a mentor/preceptor should submit a Letter of Intent to the MAFP Foundation no later than January 11, 2016; however, the sooner you apply the better chance there is that an externship will be awarded, as matching grant awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis. If after submitting your completed Letter of Intent, you do not receive an email from MAFP staff within 72 hours, please call 517.664.9086 to confirm receipt.

Please note: If the matching grand funds are not used in the award year they must be returned to the AAFP Foundation and MAFP Foundation.