“It would have been difficult for students like me to attend the FMEC conference if it were not for the availability of the scholarships. As a participant, I was able to learn more about residency programs in our area, and hear from residents and interns about how to navigate the system – but foremost, I learned how to be a competitive candidate for family medicine residency programs,” said scholarship recipient Hermann Simo from University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH.
Since 2010, the Foundation has provided funding for two Ohio medical student scholarships to attend the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) Northeast Region Meeting.
The Foundation sponsored two $500 medical student scholarships for the 2016 meeting. Each scholarship covered the cost of meeting registration fees, meals, and lodging. Travel expenses were not included.
Students who received the Foundation-funded scholarships were notified by the Foundation and are required to submit a short report highlighting the value gained by attending the meeting.
This meeting offers powerful networking opportunities for medical students to meet many family medicine faculty and residents and hear their perspectives about family medicine. Students also learn about special summer employment, preceptorships, and clinical experiences.
Many community-based and academic family physicians have reported that attending this meeting impacted their decision to choose family medicine as their career specialty.
For more information about the FMEC or the FMEC Northeast Region Meeting, please contact Laurence Bauer or call 937.428.7866.