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Texas well represented at AAFP’s National Conference
Words by Samantha White and photos by Juleah Williams and attendees
More than 2,000 students and residents attended AAFP’s National … more
By Samantha White
Last week TAFP staff Juleah Williams presented scholarships to winners of the family medicine competitive event at the Health Occupations Students of America – Future Health Professionals state conference in Galveston. High school students interested in health care careers presented projects at the event, which were judged by health care professionals. TAFP presented scholarships of $750, $500, and $250 to first, second, and third winners respectively.
The HOSA family medicine competitive event is sponsored by AAFP and requires high school students participating to learn about the specialty, focusing on several topics including medical education and career options, the importance of preventive medicine, financial implications, and more. Ultimately, students are asked to study the specialty as a way of deciding if it might be a possible future career choice. AAFP’s involvement is in hopes of reaching their goal to ensure that no less than 25% of medical school graduates choose family medicine by the year 2030.more
The 2018 C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session Family Medicine Resident and Student Track drew students and residents from all over the state. Participants received a warm welcome from TAFP President, Janet Hurley, MD, explored the frontier of telemedicine, got an in-depth lesson on family medicine finances from past president of TAFP and president-elect of TMA, Doug Curran, MD, and much more.
In addition to timely discussions and presentations, the Section on Resident Physicians and the Section on Medical Students held elections for various officer positions. Officer candidates had the chance to talk to their colleagues about their professional passions and how they would represent resident and student TAFP members within the Academy.
TAFP Resident Section Officersmore