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2017 AAFP National Conference: By the Numbers

Friday, August 11, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tara Owens
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“National Conference is where students from across the nation come together to make new friends, be rejuvenated, refreshed and leave motivated and confident to go out into the world ready to be a change agent and advocate for the healthcare our patients deserve.”

- Emilia Vesper, MS4
2017 AAFP National Conference attendee

2017 AAFP National Conference: By the Numbers

65 – Medical students who applied for scholarships (with 50 in final attendance)

$16k – Scholarships pledged (so far). Thank you MAFP local chapters, Mayo Clinic Department of Family Medicine, University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and HealthCare Associates Credit Union!

3 – Poster presenters

  • Lauren Williams, MD – UM North Memorial & Peter Meyers, MD – United presented Advocacy 101
  • Seun Acquah, MD – UM Methodist presented Food Insecurity

220 – Attendees at the Minnesota Reception (up from 175 last year!)

$9.2k – Sponsorships received for Minnesota Reception

Thank you sponsors!

  • Allina Health
  • Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
  • Essentia Health
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Gundersen Health System
  • HealthCare Associates Credit Union
  • HealthEast
  • HealthPartners
  • Mankato Clinic
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Sanford
  • Scenic Rivers Health Services


4 – Residents and Medical Students who ran for national office:

  • Lauren Williams, MD – UM North Memorial
    Resident Member, AAFP Board of Directors
  • Peter Meyers, MD – United
    Resident Delegate to AAFP Congress of Delegates
  • Jay-Sheree Allen, MD – Mayo
    Resident Member, AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees Elected!
  • Emilia Vesper, MS4 – University of Minnesota
    Student Delegate to AAFP Congress of Delegates

More from 2017 Attendees:

“...[it’s] a great opportunity to meet residency programs, grow closer to your classmates, and learn more about all the opportunities Family Medicine has to offer.”

- Mike Rose, MS3

“...[it’s] great for all medical students regardless of their year in training! For first and second years there are plenty of informative lectures and workshops to choose from. For third and fourth years, there is an invaluable opportunity for networking residency programs.”

- Ahren Wippermann UMD MS4

About National Conference

National Conference is the annual meeting for residents and medical students from across the country to gather and learn more about family medicine, explore residency programs, and connect with potential employers. More About the Conference

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