Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute announces award winners
The recipients are all part of the program’s first class. The program provides innovative family medicine medical students and residents with leadership development training for a year. This helps young professionals to broaden their leadership skills so that they can be qualified for the future of family medicine.
There were 30 participants in the 2015 class. Of these, 15 were medical students and 15 were residents. They gained $1,000 in scholarships, which allowed them to participate in the program and join the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. Aug. 1 and 2, the recipients joined in workshops at AAFP headquarters. The workshops focused on personal and practice leadership, public and policy health leadership, and philanthropic and mission-driven leadership.
In addition, the AAFP Foundation board of trustees selected four project award recipients to gain another $1,000 scholarship to attend the 2016 National Conference. While there, they will present their projects to other leaders in the industry.
"I was able to show the impact of my project with video testimonials from the students," Dr. Melissa Campos, winner of the policy and public health leadership category, said. "My project helped improve health literacy among the high school students and fostered leadership in myself and the high school students in my program."
The other winners were Dr. Christina Kinnevey, for philanthropic and mission-driven leadership, and Michael Lovelace, personal and practice leadership.