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The IAFP Foundation/ Don Tesdall Memorial Outstanding Student Award

Congratulations to our 2021 IAFP/ Don Tesdall Memorial Outstanding Student Award Recipient: Melissa Chan! Ms. Chan received her Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior from the University of California, Davis. From there, she journeyed to Iowa where she has shown strong leadership skills at the University of Iowa- Carver College of Medicine. She has been involved with the IAFP as well as the AMA and Iowa Medical Society. She has held multiple positions with her Family Medicine Interest Group, most recently serving as Co-President. She also held leadership positions at the Free Mental Health Clinic and on a COVID-19 Taskforce. Now, Ms. Chan will travel back to California where she will complete her residency in family medicine/psychiatry at the University of California, Davis.

Melissa- thank you for leaving your mark in Iowa! We wish you well as you travel to California and begin your next chapter!

The IAFP Foundation/ Don Tesdall Memorial Outstanding Student Award is supported by the IAFP Foundation and the Tesdall Family. The IAFP Foundation appreciates the generosity of the Tesdall family and donors who funded this award in memory of Don Tesdall, MD, an IAFP member for 41 years and a proud farm boy from rural Iowa.