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Rural Medicine Scholarships Available!

The Iowa Farm Bureau Foundation and the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians’ Foundation would like to encourage you to apply for the $5,000 Farm Bureau Scholarships that are given to one student and one resident annually.
Eligibility requirements are:

Resident (R3)
• Completing an Iowa residency program in 2021
• Locating in a practice in a rural Iowa setting under 26,000 population
• Holding membership in the IAFP/AAFP
• Demonstrated scholarship and achievement in medical school
• Completion of the application requirements

Student (M4)
• A medical student graduating from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine or Des Moines University
• Entering an Iowa Family Medicine Residency program in 2021
• Holding membership in the IAFP/AAFP
• Demonstrated scholarship and achievement in medical school
• Completion of the application requirements

Application Requirements
• Write a brief essay explaining your personal philosophy about medical care, in particular family medicine,
and outline your intended career plans
• Enclose a curriculum vitae
• Enclose two letters of recommendation from faculty members at the residency program or medical school

Criteria for Consideration
• Quality of the submitted brief essay. (40%)
• A demonstrated interest in rural practice as shown by completing a preceptorship or elective experience in a rural
Iowa community under 26,000 population, and/or in the judgment of the committee, are likely to pursue a career as a
family physician in rural Iowa, i.e. being from a rural background. (30%)
• Demonstrated scholarship and achievement in medical school. (15%)
• Quality of letters of recommendation. (15%)

The deadline to receive letters is June 15, 2021.

For further information contact Kelly Scallon at the IAFP Foundation office 515-283-9370 or via e-mail at kscallon@iaafp.org.

 

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