Students and Residents

Family Medicine Resident Recounts Challenges of Providing Care in Rural Peru
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Family Medicine Resident Recounts Challenges of Providing Care in Rural Peru

By Hanna Mackie, DO, Peak Vista Family Medicine ResidencyRecipient of a CAFP Foundation Scholarship I recently had the honor of joining a medical outreach experience in Peru. The first few weeks consisted of language immersion courses and community health fairs in Trujillo. I then boarded a ship that provides medical outreach to communities along the…

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Match Day 2019 Results Are In

By Riley Stanton, CAFP Communications and Marketing Intern There’s big news following 2019 Match Day. For the seventh consecutive year, family medicine set record highs for the number of students matched to the specialty.1 Of the 169 University of Colorado School of Medicine students who matched through the National Resident Matching Program Main Residency Match…

Match Day 2017 Was Good for Family Medicine in Colorado
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Match Day 2017 Was Good for Family Medicine in Colorado

As you may have heard, Match Day 2017 was very encouraging for family medicine. According to the AAFP, 3,237 medical students and graduates matched into family medicine residency programs. That’s the most in family medicine’s history. There were also more positions open for these graduating students. Family medicine offered 3,378 positions, 118 more than last…

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Join us at the 2017 Annual Summit!

Registration for the 2017 CAFP Annual Summit, Follow the Road to the Future of Family Medicine, is open. We hope you can join us for this extended weekend of CME and family friendly activities happening April 20-23, 2017, in Colorado Springs. Physicians, medical students, residents and mid-levels are all invited to attend. Scholarships are available…

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2016 Student & Resident Fall Mixer

The 2016 Student and Resident Networking Event is Here! Join the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, family medicine leaders, and your fellow students and residents for a casual night of networking! When: Monday, September 26, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Where: Dry Dock Brewery, 15120 E. Hampden Ave. Aurora, CO 80014 Cost: Free for students…

Health is Primary Encourages Students and Residents to Be Champions for Primary Care

During the Health is Primary Main Stage Session at the AAFP’s National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, physician and rapper ZDoggMD premiered a poignant music video, which showcased the value of family medicine and primary care and the critical role we play in the health care system. To the tune of Lukas Graham’s…

Rural Preceptor Tax Credit: How to Qualify
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Rural Preceptor Tax Credit: How to Qualify

The Rural Preceptor Tax Credit Helps to Build the Primary Care Pipeline in Colorado, and Rural CAFP Members Can See a Financial Benefit At 104,000 square miles, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover in Colorado. It may be no surprise that patients, in many cases, have to travel 30 miles or more just…

Balance Conference for Women Physicians Scholarship
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Balance Conference for Women Physicians Scholarship

The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is proud to offer a new scholarship opportunity for the Balance Conference for Women Physicians. The scholarship is presented in honor of Martha Illige, MD. Dr. Illige has been an active member of the CAFP for many years, and was instrumental in developing the annual Balance Conference. The…

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Opens Doors for a Career in Primary Care
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National Health Service Corps Scholarship Opens Doors for a Career in Primary Care

“Being able to offer health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay has been a real honor and privilege. I feel responsible for providing care to as many people as I can,” says CAFP member Justin Wheeler. Having grown up in a rural Montana community in a family with limited resources, Wheeler knows…