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Family Medicine Pipeline Outreach
Tools & Resources for outreach to pre-med and high school students

Our members are our strongest role models for the recruitment of future family physicians. From the ranks of your patients, local high school and college health careers interest groups, and your own alma mater, you might hold the key to unlocking those young adults' passion for a career in primary canre and Family Medicine.

Most students in the health careers pipeline don't understand what primary care really is, let alone what the future holds for the profession. They need to hear from advisors, the public, and directly from primary care physicians about the joys and challenges of primary care practice, what preparation and personality characteristics are needed, and learn the value proposition for primary care and family medicine.

We have many allies and resources to pull from to help amplify our message and provide material for presentations and outreach. This page is designed to be an evolving resource, welcoming contributions from our network of medical students, family medicine residents and attending and faculty physicians. If you wish to submit a presentation, report, graphic, or another resource to this page, please contact Molly Talley, PAFP Director of Resident & Student Initiatives.

Social Media Resources: Connect to the #FMRevolution on Facebook & Twitter

Future of Family Medicine Blog 

Primary Care Progress

High School/Pre Med Resources

Public Health information; making the case for strengthening primary care in the US:
Commonwealth Fund: How the Performance of the US Health Care System Compares Internationally (2010 update) 
Commonwealth Fund: Why Not the Best? Results from the National Scorecard on US Health System (2008)

What is Family Medicine?

Why my Family Physician is a Superhero (, reprinted in Keystone Physician)

STFM resources for shadowing: HIPAA forms, "You can be a Family Doc!" posters

Admissions Guide for Pre-Med Students & Advisers (AAFP)

Pre-med Student Tip Sheet (AAFP)

Medical Student Resources

Family Medicine is the Revolution I want to join (Keystone Physician)

Yes, Family Medicine is an Affordable Career Choice
(Common Sense Family Doctor)

National Health Service Corps programs

PA Dept of Health Primary Care Programs (Loan Repayment, J-1 Visa Waiver, etc)"Giving Back" A profile of three young Family Physicians in Community Health Center practice (Keystone Physician)


Your Future is Family Medicine (AAFP)

Building a PCMH (AAFP)

Family Medicine Digital Resource Library (STFM: FMDRL)

Family Medicine for Pre-Health Students (Join the FM Revolution)

PAFP 101 for Medical Students (Family Medicine & PAFP resources)

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