Faces in Family Medicine, FIFM, is a Family Medicine mentorship program for pre-med and medical students. KAFP members volunteer to be mentors and represent the broad scope and modes of practice in the state of Kansas.
The ultimate goal is to expose students to the many different, energetic, vibrant, and authentic faces of family medicine, and promote the selection of family medicine as their specialty.
Who can participate?
*Wichita State University is the 2017-18 Regent University.
How does it work?
FIFM has two major components to the program to help showcase the many faces in family medicine, as well as provide more direct student-mentor communication throughout the academic year.
Group Mentorship Dinner
To kick off the year, KAFP-Foundation will host a FIFM dinner at each campus (free to students and mentors). At this dinner mentors will rotate around the room from table to table "speed dating" style, sharing their face of the specialty.
For more direct communication throughout the academic year, students will be paired with a practicing family physician to be their mentor. Mentors and students are encouraged to communicate via email, phone, text message, facebook, or may even arrange a face-to-face meeting or shadow experience.
How do I participate?
Student online application
Mentor online application
Applications will be reviewed and accepted students/mentors will be paired with a mentor/student for the academic year.
Expectations for participation:
Student-Mentor pairings can communicate as much or as little as they wish, a minimum of four points of contact is expected.
KAFP will provide monthly talking points to help encourage communication between students and mentors.
Contact Michelle Corkins with any questions.