From unpacking, loading, folding t-shirts to handling children’s activities, the Academy Ambassadors worked hard to make sure over 500 MAFP Annual Meeting attendees had a great time this past July. As part of the program, medical students attend the MAFP Annual Convention, in exchange for their assistance with planning and putting on the event in Destin. MAFP chooses student applicants who are interested in family medicine and pays for their registration, hotel room and meals for the week.
“The trip was a great opportunity to network and meet family physicians around the state,” Justin Dyer said. He added that he enjoyed attending a casting and splinting workshop and getting interviewing tips from practicing physicians.
Hattiesburg Clinic also hosted a dinner one night for the group. During the meeting, they networked with practicing physicians and exhibitors and even had free time to have fun together! Craig and Will spent time on the golf course in friendly competition with physicians and exhibitors while Leah, Emily and Justin tapped into their creative juices by taking an Adult Abstract Art class. Jackson and Caleb enjoyed a day on the water at the MAFP Charter Fishing Trip.
Medical students apply each spring to be Ambassadors and applications for next summer are now available. A limited number of students are accepted each year, so apply early!