Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians

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Alongside physicians, residents get hands-on medical instruction at MAFP Spring Fling. Here, P. Brent Smith, MD, left, teaches residents how to immobilize a possible spinal injury.

Resident membership in the MAFP represents an important step in your career. It signifies your decision to identify and associate with the most knowledgeable physicians in an organization dedicated to advancing and representing the specialty of Family Medicine.

The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians is here to support you through residency, as a new physician, and throughout your Family Medicine career. Through conferences, scholarships, and other opportunities, the MAFP helps Family Medicine residents access the resources they need to make their future practices great.

As a member of the MAFP, residents have the opportunity to participate in MAFP activities, network with the family physician community, and receive MAFP publications. In addition, leadership opportunities exist to get involved in the MAFP and the American Academy of Family Physicians through service on the board of directors, and commissions, committees, and forums. By being an Academy leader, you will have a voice and vote on key issues affecting the Family Medicine specialty.

Resident Opportunities

FutureDOX – MAFP’s Quarterly Newsletter for Residents

September 2017 Issue
May 2017 Issue
March 2017 Issue

MAFP and MAFPF Board of Directors
The MAFP and MAFP Foundation both provide opportunities for the future leaders of family medicine to enhance their education, make connections and gain “real world” experience. Both organizations seek dynamic medical students (4) and residents (4) to serve a 1-year term on the Board of Directors for each organization. Interested students and residents should complete a Board of Directors Application 2018 (PDF) and review Campaign Rule Information 2018 (PDF). The Board of Directors Application and additional required documents must received at MAFP at a predetermined deadline in the Spring. Elections for these board members takes place at the Spring Fling Conference.

MAFP Spring Fling for Students and Residents
The Future in Family Medicine Spring Fling is held each April specifically for medical students and residents.  The conference features procedures, practice topics, panel discussion and the opportunity to network with practicing Mississippi family physicians. You can get an idea of a typical schedule by looking at our 2017 Spring Fling Agenda. To enable more students and residents to attend, we are changing from a 2-day to a 1-day event on April 21, 2018.

Rural Opportunities for Mississippi Physicians (ROMP)
ROMP – the Rural Opportunities for Mississippi Physicians career fair – is held in connection with the MAFP Spring Fling each April. ROMP helps residents and students discover opportunities for all specialties in dozens of Mississippi’s rural communities. You’ll have the opportunity to network with potential future employers and colleagues, and learn about special incentives such as loan forgiveness and repayment options. More information on the Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce website.


Dewitt G. Crawford, MD, Scholarship For Deserving Residents
A generous financial endowment was given to the MAFP Foundation in Dr. Dewitt G. Crawford’s memory by Mrs. Dewitt G. Crawford to fund a scholarship so that a deserving resident can attend the MAFP Annual Meeting each summer.  One Dewitt G. Crawford, MD Scholarship will be awarded each year to a deserving resident who best demonstrates the character qualities of (a) leadership gained through life experience in their job, education, and/or service or volunteer opportunities, and (b) shows a commitment to future involvement as a leader with the MAFP. All completed applications must be submitted to Kay-Lynn Meador no later than May 1 of each year to be considered. Crawford Scholarship Application 2017

Family Medicine Cares Resident Service Award
Are you a resident looking for a way to support your idea that addresses an unmet health care need of underserved patients in your community? The Family Medicine Cares Resident Service Award for $16,500 allows first- and second-year Family Medicine residents to design and implement resourceful service projects that address unmet health care needs of the underserved in their local communities.

Family Medicine Leads (FML) $600 Travel Scholarships
family.medicine.leadsEach year, the ‘Family Medicine Leads’ Scholarships are provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. In 2017, 250 of these scholarships were awarded to attend the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, which took place July 27-29 in Kansas City, MO. All scholarships are made possible by the donations of family physicians across the country.

National Conference for Family Medicine Residents + Medical Students
national.conference.residents.studentsEach year, the AAFP hosts a National Conference for Residents and Medical Students to learn more about family medicine, explore residency programs, and connect with potential employers. The event features workshops, musculoskeletal clinics, procedural skills courses, and sessions about applying to residency. The next conference is August 2-4,  2018, in Kansas City, Mo.

AAFP Leadership Opportunities


Family Medicine Residency Programs in Mississippi

Please visit one of our four Mississippi’s Family Medicine Residency Programs to learn more about the clinical experience, academic programs and contact information.

EC HealthNet Family Medicine Residency

Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

North MS Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program

University of MS Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program


Other Links of Interest to Residents

How to Prepare Your CV
I am a Family Physician (Video)
Physician Contracting & Compensation (PowerPoint PDF)
Advanced Suturing and Wound Repair (PowerPoint PDF)
Family Medicine Clerkship/Preceptor Program
Fellowships- American Academy of Family Physicians
Mississippi Division of Tourism