According to a 2015 survey from the American Academy of Family Physicians, of fourth-year medical students who were AAFP members revealed that 93% of respondents who matched into family medicine residency programs said strong family medicine mentors influenced their specialty choice. Conversely, of those who didn’t match in family medicine, only 60% said they had a strong mentor in the specialty.
Mentors and preceptors are key to securing the next generation of family physicians. Medical students need positive family medicine preceptors early in their medical school career to engage with them in their journey and provide them with insight into the family medicine specialty they may not otherwise receive.
Join us on February 20 to learn more about the important role you can play in teaching the next generation of the specialty and how spending even the smallest amount of time with a medical student can re-energize your passion for family medicine.
About the series:
“Wellness Wednesdays” is a structured, bi-monthly webinar/conference call series that focuses on enhancing professional and personal wellness through the joy of medicine. The series will be facilitated by an expert speaker on the topic, offered for free to all participants, and scheduled on a Wednesday during the typical lunch hour (12:15 – 1:00 p.m. EST).
Webinar Structure: Participants will start each session with a brief overview of the discussion topic and then have the opportunity to share their own insight and ask questions at the end. It's a great way to make connections with peers who are also interested in wellness and professional satisfaction.