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Let’s ignite student interest in family medicine!

Let’s ignite student interest in family medicine. Ignite2015 and donate today!

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When medical students get a chance to observe family physicians caring for their patients, they see first-hand the kind of relationships a family doctor can build in a community. These experiences can change a medical student’s life, setting that student on a path toward a career in family medicine. Preceptorships like those supported by the Texas Statewide Family Medicine Preceptorship Program offer students such opportunities, and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians Foundation has committed to ensure that medical students will continue to have that chance with the Student Interest Endowment.

The program has been in existence for many years, but lost state funding in 2011. TAFP took on the administrative work and matched students for the first time in 2012. The TAFP Foundation began raising funds and awarded 13 scholarships to students participating in the program in 2013, but the funding available was dramatically lower than before.

Now, the Foundation has pledged to double the impact of donations to the Student Interest Endowment. During the Ignite2015 campaign, the Foundation will match every donation to the Student Interest Endowment. The campaign will end on Dec. 31, 2015, or when the Foundation has committed $100,000 to the endowment.

What are you waiting for? Double your donation in support of the future family physicians of Texas and let's ignite student interest in family medicine in 2015.

You can mail your donation to TAFP Foundation at 12012 Technology Blvd., Ste. 200, Austin, TX 78727, and note that your donation is for the Student Interest Endowment. Or just call (512) 329-8666, ext. 14. Thank you for your support.