WAFP/WAFP-Foundation Summer Externship

Applications Accepted: September 2018- December 21, 2018
Applications Reviewed: December 2018 - January 2019
Recipient Notified: By January 31, 2019

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The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP) together with the WAFP-Foundation is seeking two medical students with a strong interest in Family Medicine during the summer of 2019. The 2019 externship runs from June 3 - July 27. The students will work in multiple settings – rotating between the WAFP/Foundation office and a clinical setting with a family physician preceptor. Through these settings students will have experience in a clinical setting, in leadership development, workforce development, advocacy and philanthropic activities. The stipend for the eight-week program is $3200. Stipends will be received in two equal installments: the first installment will be distributed after completion of the first four weeks and the second after completion of the final four weeks.

The goals of this Summer Externship are:

  • To provide students an early one-on-one experience with a Family Physician to gain an understanding and appreciation for primary care medicine.
  • To provide students an early opportunity to be mentored and trained in order to maximize the students' experience through subsequent medical training, opportunities in residency choice and future practice prospects.
  • To provide students with an opportunity to gain perspective for the specialty of Family Medicine within the state professional association (WAFP) by participating in activities and projects initiated through committee work.
  • To provide students with a leadership development experience within WAFP and WAFP-Foundation by working with both volunteer and staff leaders.
  • To provide students with experience in advocacy efforts through lobbying efforts with WAFP and its lobbying team.
  • To provide students experience in philanthropic projects of the WAFP-Foundation.
  • Attend National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City July 25-27, 2019 and any WAFP sponsored activities related to National Conference as part of the externship experience. (WAFP will cover the cost of travel, hotel and conference registration.)

Student Extern responsibilities are:

  • To commit to the completion of the program (8 weeks).
  • To conduct yourself in a professional manner and be accountable to your matched preceptor and the executive directors of the WAFP and WAFP-Foundation.
  • To be a learner, not expecting to behave as a physician. The WAFP/WAFP-Foundation wants you to enjoy your experience.
  • To submit your evaluation and to submit an essay upon completion of your experience (to receive your 2nd check).

Interested in becoming a preceptor for these students? For more information, click here.

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Testimonials from our Former Summer Externs 

2017 Externs:  
Janessa  Vince  
Expecting to match in 2020 Expecting to match in 2020  
2016 Externs:  
 Joe   JamieCollins   
Expecting to match in 2019 Expecting to match in 2019  
2015 Externs:  
 Olesiak Samantha Jurczyk Daniel   
Expecting to match in 2018 Expecting to match in 2018  
2014 Externs:  
 SMartinez small  CameronBlegen small  LeaHeller small
 Matched in Family Medicine in 2017  Matched in Family Medicine in 2017  Matched in Family Medicine in 2017
2013 Externs:  
Broderick DOndusko small  
Matched in Family Medicine in 2016 Matched in Pediatrics in 2016  


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