NJAFP Foundation LogoThe New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (NJAFP/F), a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization, is a source of substantial and unique support for the advancement of Family Medicine in the areas of research, education, student interest, and academic achievement.

Specifically the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians and our Foundation work to:
- Increase interest in family medicine among medical students and college students through its scholarship and grant programs.
- Assist men and women in entering the practice of family medicine through preceptor programs and resident repayment programs.
- Enhance the specialty through encouragement and support of research by medical students and family physician

NJAFP Foundation Programs

Preceptor Program - Enables medical students to work with a family physician for four weeks during the summer creating the opportunity for them to experience the daily responsibilities and lifestyle of the family physician. The program, designed for students entering their second year of medical school, provides an introduction to family medicine early in their medical career.

Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIG) Activities - FMIGs exist at each medical school campus: UMDNJ-NJ Medical School, Newark; UMDNJ-RWJ Medical School, New Brunswick; and UMDNJ- RWJ Medical School, Camden. Student FMIG leaders plan workshops, programs, and publications for students interested in family medicine.

AAFP Foundation Matching Grants Program for Family Medicine Externship - This grant is designed to stimulate an interest in family practice research. Externs are supported with a stipend for eight weeks, with incidental expense support given to the mentoring physician. The NJAFP/F provides matching grants.

The National Conference - The single best way to attract students and residents to family medicine. Here they have the opportunity to network and become involved with their peers from other medical schools and residency programs from across the country. Workshops, social events and exhibits offer valuable information.

AAFP Foundation Joint Grant Awards - NJAFP/F participates in the AAFP/F Joint Grant Awards Program by co-funding selected research proposals submitted by physicians from New Jersey to the AAFP/F. Special research projects can be discussed.

Tar Wars - The NJAFP participates in this nation-wide, anti-tobacco campaign. Targeted to fourth and fifth grade students, Tar Wars helps the nation's children learn about the hazards of smoking. Why should you support Tar Wars? Preventing tobacco use, the leading preventable cause of death in the world today, is the most important impact we can make on the future health of our communities.

The NJAFP and the NJAFP/F work in collaboration to support the following initiatives:

Student Membership Dues - Student dues are paid by the NJAFP. Early introduction to the Academy helps students understand the specialty of family practice.

Research Presentations - Family Medicine Residents are invited to present research  posters at the annual Scientific Assembly

Residents' Workshop - Presented by residents for residents, the workshop provided practical information to assist the resident in the evaluation and selection of position opportunities.

Scientific Assembly - The Scientific Assembly is NJAFP's largest CME Conference. Approximately 250 physicians attend each year. This event is designed to provide opportunities for interaction between members and those organizations wishing to reach specialized primary care physicians, ensure high quality learning events, and ensure ample opportunities for networking and fun.

Perspectives: A View of Family Medicine in New Jersey - This is the journal of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians. The journal features clinical content, as well as information and news that is important to the family physicians of New Jersey. Perspectives is published quarterly and is sent to NJAFP's 2000+ members, as well as legislators and other selected readers with an interest in chapter activities.

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