Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians


Foundation Programs

The Student Externship Matching Grant Awards program provides an important partnering opportunity between the AAFP Foundation and AAFP’s Constituent Chapters and Chapter Foundations. Each matching grant is $1,250. We encourage Sponsoring Chapters or Chapter Foundations to work with an academic institution or Family Medicine residency program to identify and provide a one-on one, student-to-mentor experience.

Each year the MAFP Foundation sponsors the Future in Family Medicine Spring Fling in Jackson, specifically designed for medical students and residents. The conference is FREE to encourage as many students and residents as possible to attend. Held in conjunction with the MAFP Spring Conference, the Spring Fling is a great opportunity to network with other residents and students, plus practicing physicians in Mississippi, while gaining exposure to speakers, topics and procedural skills you might not have access to during medical school or residency training. The Future in Family Medicine Spring Fling is held each April specifically for medical students and residents.  You can get an idea of a typical schedule by looking at our Spring Fling Agenda. Our next event will be a Friday and Saturday in April 2022 in Jackson.

The American Academy of Family Physicians sponsors Tar Wars, a tobacco-free education program for 4th and 5th grade students. 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, medical students, educators and other health care professionals to present this program, the MAFPF can accomplish its mission.

TOBACCO FREE MISSISSIPPI: Engaging Mississippi’s Family Physicians

The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Foundation works with  family medicine clinics and family medicine residency programs 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. The Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Tobacco Control funds this project.

The MAFP Foundation provides crucial financial support to the campus-based Family Medicine Interest Group at the University of Mississippi Medical Center 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.

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