WAFP Foundation

The Washington Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Washington Academy of Family Physicians.

WAFP Foundation

Vision

To transform health care delivery to achieve optimal health for everyone in Washington State.

Mission & Values

To foster the advancement of family medicine in Washington State through support for workforce development, advocacy, leadership development and other special projects.

Leadership

We have a vision for the role of family medicine as the foundation of the health care system and seek to share this vision with others.

Innovation

We believe that new and creative ideas and risk‐taking can lead to positive change.

Collaboration

We believe that through partnerships, we can better leverage our resources and build on our strengths.

Stewardship

We manage our resources responsibly and are accountable to WAFP membership and other stakeholders.

Awards & Scholarships

Physicians

Vision 2020 Leadership Development

Six awards of ~ $2,000 are available to family physicians who want to support the development of their personal leadership and communication skills and to family medicine practices to support training for their team on anti-racism and/or health equity.

The funding can be applied toward a training program or course of each recipient’s choice. Interested physicians/practices may want to review available courses at the following (or other) organizations to see what may be of interest: American Association for Physician Leadership, WMSA Leadership Program, DEI trainings from the University of Washington, Physicians for Reproductive Health Leadership Training. Resources related to health equity and anti-racism work are available from AAFP and may also be available in your community.

Physicians and practices are encouraged to request funding for trainings they are interested in that fit these topics; recipients are not limited to the examples listed above. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and recipients will be notified within four weeks of their submission. For additional information or to discuss ideas, email info@wafp.net.

Residents

Travel Awards

 

National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL)– Travel Award (Kansas City, Missouri)
This award pays travel expenses and registration fees for three second- and third-year residents who wish to attend the AAFP’s NCCL conference in Kansas City, MO. Joining WAFP representatives from the five identified constituencies — New Physicians, Women, Minority, LGBTQ+ and International Medical Graduates — the recipients of this leadership development award participate in matters important to the individual constituencies. Find more information here.

The event is May 9-11, 2023. Applications are due Feb. 12, 2023.

 

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit – Travel Award to Washington, D.C.
This award pays travel expenses and registration for one resident to attend the AAFP Summit in Washington, DC. During this two-day event — held each spring — attendees learn about the legislative process, hear the current priorities for family medicine, practice general advocacy skills, and meet members of Washington State’s congressional delegation. Find more information here.

The event is May 22-23, 2023. Applications are due by March 19, 2023.

 

National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Students (National Conference) and National Conference of Resident Members- Travel Award to Kansas City, MO.
Two travel Awards of $1,000 for family medicine residents to attend the AAFP National Conference held every summer in Kansas City, MO. Resident attendees participate in the concurrently held Resident Congress. This is an advocacy and leadership opportunity for one resident Delegate and one Alternate resident Delegate from each state. These individuals attend all business sessions, represent the resident in their state before the congress, and vote in the elections. Find more information here!

The event is July 27-29, 2023. Applications are due by May 1, 2023.

 

Scholarship

 

Roy Virak Memorial Family Medicine Resident Scholarship
$1,000 awarded to two second-year residents who show evidence of outstanding patient care and strong service to their communities. A short personal statement and letter of support from the current residency make up the application.

Applications are due by February 12, 2023.

Students

Travel Awards

 

National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Students (National Conference) and National Congress of Student Members (NCSM) - Travel Award to Kansas City, MO.
Travel Awards of $1,000 for medical students to attend the AAFP National Conference held every summer in Kansas City, MO. Medical students attending the conference can network with hundreds of residency programs and attend a variety of workshops designed to improve clinical skills. Held simultaneously with the Conference, the Student Congress is an advocacy and leadership opportunity for one student Delegate and one Alternate student Delegate from each state. These individuals attend all business sessions, represent the students in their state before the congress, and vote in the elections. Find more information here!

The event is July 27-29, 2023. Applications are due by May 1, 2023.

 

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit – Travel Award to Washington, D.C.
This award pays travel expenses and registration for one student to attend the AAFP Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC. During this two-day event — held each spring — attendees learn about the legislative process, hear the current priorities for family medicine, practice general advocacy skills, and meet members of Washington State’s congressional delegation. Find more information here.

The event is May 22-23, 2023. Applications are due by March 19, 2023.

 

Scholarships

 

Diverse Constituency Scholarship
Three $2,000 scholarships awarded to first-year medical students who represent the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community. Applicants are evaluated on an interest in primary care, financial need, and a personal statement.

Applications are due by February 12, 2023.

 

Alfred O. Berg, MD, Scholarship for Excellence in Family Medicine Research Scholarship
$1,000 award honoring a fourth year graduating medical student who matched into family medicine and provided outstanding research in the specialty, this award encourages research in Family Medicine. Nominations are made by a faculty sponsor and a copy of the supporting research is needed.

Nominations are due by March 24, 2023.

 

Family Medicine Summer Research Externship Scholarship
Up to $4,000 for a medical student who wishes to research a topic in family medicine. Students submit a proposal and supporting documents to the Foundation as their application.

Applications are due by March 21, 2023.

To learn more about scholarships associated with the Family Medicine Leads program, please visit the AAFP Foundation's website.

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WAFP Foundation Board of Directors

Stan Garlick
Stanley Garlick, MD
President
 
Port Angeles, WA
Molly Hong
Molly Hong, MD, FAAFP
Vice President
 
Port Townsend, WA
Farion Williams
Farion Williams, MD
Secretary
 
Richland, WA
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Kristin Larson, MD
Treasurer
 
Yakima, WA
Tobe Harberd
Tobe Harberd, MD, FAAFP
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
 
Chelan, WA
Po Shen Chang
Po-Shen Chang, MD, FAAFP
Director
 
Longview, WA
David Evans, MD
David Evans, MD
Director
 
Seattle, WA
Saraga Reddy
Saraga Reddy, MD
Director
 
Seattle, WA
Michael Luce
Michael Luce, MD, FAAFP
Director
 
Dayton, WA
Natalia Luera
Natalia Luera, MD, FAAFP
Director
 
Richland, WA
Russell Maier
Russell Maier, MD, FAAFP
Director
 
Yakima, WA
Damilola Oluyitan
Damilola Oluyitan, MD
Director
 
Bothell, WA
Katie Schmidt (2021)
Katie Schmidt, MD, MPH
Resident Trustee
 
Seattle, WA
Chris Yang
Chris Yang
Student Trustee
 
Seattle, WA

Contribution Information

The WAFP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization; donations to its philanthropic fund are generally tax-deductible. The WAFP Foundation can also accept funds directed by a will or trust.