Pub. 7 2023 Issue 2

National Conference At the annual AAFP Student and Resident National Conference in Kansas City, students come from all over the United States to meet with and learn about residency programs prior to the match. This is a really important conference that helps attract top students to come to Utah for residency and then stay to work as family physicians. Each year, we sponsor and provide funds for a student and resident delegate to the National Conference Congress. This year’s student delegate was Austin White, a student at Rocky Vista Osteopathic College of Medicine, and our resident delegate was Jordan Rawlings from the Utah Valley Family Medicine Residency. We also provide stipends that help our Utah students afford to attend, providing eight student scholarships this year. As we work to increase our foundation funding, we hope to keep growing the number of students we can help attend. We’ve really upped our game and have been creating a cohesive and collaborative presentation of the four Utah residencies with banners that showcase the beauty of our state and fun activities to engage students. The following are updates from the student delegate and the resident delegate. | 12