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Medical Students’ Group Receives Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians - 08/14/2015
Medical Students’ Group Receives Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians
Release Date: August 14, 2015
The Family Medicine Interest Group at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The Johns Hopkins Family Medicine Interest Group received a Program of Excellence Award at the American Academy of Family Physicians’ National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, which took place July 30–Aug. 1 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Family Medicine Interest Groups are medical school-sponsored, student- and faculty-run organizations that give medical students a chance to learn more about family medicine through regular meetings, workshops, leadership development opportunities, and community and clinical experiences. The Program of Excellence Awards recognize the groups for their efforts to promote interest in family medicine and family medicine programming.
The Johns Hopkins group was among 19 organizations that received Program of Excellence Awards this year.
“It is a tremendous honor for the Family Medicine Interest Group at Johns Hopkins to receive a Program of Excellence recognition from the American Academy of Family Physicians, particularly in light of the fact that Johns Hopkins is one of the few remaining medical schools in the country lacking a department of family medicine,” says Nancy Barr, the faculty adviser to the group at The Johns Hopkins University. “To be recognized on a national level by the largest medical specialty organization in the country for groundbreaking efforts to further primary care training highlights the innovation and drive of this group of students. It is hoped that their efforts continue to marry the strong education provided by Johns Hopkins with the public health need for quality primary care.”