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TOBACCO-FREE MISSISSIPPI:  ENGAGING MISSISSIPPI'S FAMILY PHYSICIANS
The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is working with 8 family medicine clinics throughout the state to change the clinical culture and practices in their offices to ensure that every patient who uses tobacco is identified, advised to quit and offered scientifically sound treatments.  More Information

ASK AND ACT - A TOBACCO CESSATION PROGRAM
The AAFP's tobacco cessation program, "Ask and Act," encourages family physicians to ASK their patients about tobacco use, then ACT to help them quit.  For resources on tobacco cessation, please visit the AAFP Ask and Act web page. 

DAVID G. HALL, M.D. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Board of Trustees established the David G. Hall, M. D. Memorial Scholarship to award scholarships to Mississippi high school seniors who have an aptitude in the sciences and an interest in pursuing a career in the field of medicine.  More Information

DEWITT G. CRAWFORD, M.D. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                             A financial endowment was given to the MAFP Foundation in Dr. Crawford's memory by Mrs. Dewitt G. Crawford to provide scholarship funding for deserving residents to attend the MS Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) Annual Scientific Assembly held each year.  More Information

TAR WARS
Tar Wars is a tobacco-free education program for 4th and 5th grade children sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (MAFPF) serves as the state coordinator for this program with the mission of educating students about being tobacco-free, providing them with the tools to make positive decisions regarding their health, and promoting personal responsibility for their well-being. By utilizing a community-based approach to mobilize family physicians, educators and other health care professionals to present this program, the MAFPF can accomplish its mission.  More Information

MEDICAL RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS INITIATIVE
Scholarships are available for medical residents and  students to afford them the opportunity to explore family medicine through clinical sessions, procedural workshops, and interaction with family physicians from across the country. Many emerging leaders develop their leadership skills through participation in the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students and conferences presented by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

AAFP/MAFP MEMBERSHIP FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS
Student members are one of the MAFP Foundation's greatest assets. To help cultivate future members and leaders and to encourage student interest in family medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) provides student membership at no cost to medical students.  This free service includes membership in MAFP. Students may join during any year of medical school. More Information

AAFP & MAFP STUDENT EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Matching grants of $1250 per externship are provided to the University of Mississippi Medical Center - Department of Family Medicine to allow students to experience first hand what it means to be a family physician. They may also be involved in a research project.  More Information

FAMILY MEDICINE INTEREST GROUP

The MAFP Foundation provides crucial financial support to the campus-based Family Medicine Interest Group at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in order to enhance student interest in family medicine. The FMIG provides resources, programming, and scholarships to the National Conference to students interested in the specialty of Family Medicine.

MISSISSIPPI RURAL PHYSICIANS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (MRPSP)
The MAFP Foundation supports the MRPSP through monetary donations.  Click here to access the MRPSP Website.