The OAFP Foundation aims to ensure a thriving family physician workforce for Ohio. Achieving this vision requires our programs to be both focused and diverse. From our flagship program, the Leroy A. Rodgers, MD, Preceptorship Program to scholarships and quality connections, the Foundation provides medical students and family medicine residents the resources they need for a successful career in family medicine.
Family medicine is a medical specialty solidly grounded in science and technology and provides evidence-based, comprehensive first contact and continuing care for patients. Family medicine includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness. Medical students who love each rotation in medical school, love different patient scenarios each day, and who want to care for all people should consider a career in family medicine.