Resident Resources

Get Involved

Get involved with WAFP

WAFP has 2 Resident postitions on its Board of Directors

Committees -  We welcome Resident participation on our committees. 


AAFP Student and Resident Leadership Opportunities - an overview of the opportunities to get involved in a leadership position on the national level.

AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students - Once a year, family medicine leaders and educators come from across the nation to share their knowledge with Family Medicine residents and medical students.

Living in Wisconsin

Currently, Wisconsin has 85 openings in Family Medicine.

Why Practice in Wisconsin?

  • Family physicians are highly respected and influential in Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin family physicians are highly satisfied with their practices and lifestyles
  • Family physicians successfully get the full spectrum of privileges
  • Family physicians are the ONLY source of vital primary care in many counties
  • 54% of family physicians deliver babies in Wisconsin
  • There are practice opportunities in urban, rural, inner city, and suburban areas
  • There are loan repayment programs for medical school debt

Debt Management & Scholarships

Debt Management Overview

Glenn P. Clifford Memorial Scholarship

NHSC's Loan Repayment Program

AMA's Financial Aid Resources

AAFP's Debt Management Guide - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) offers an online resource for all medical students and residents broken into three key training sections: Before Applying to Medical School, Once You Are Accepted to Medical School and As You Approach Graduation.

The Family Medicine specialty is in high demand. Recognizing the demand for primary care physicians, there are several loan repayment programs that offer funding resources for practicing in underserved areas. These programs include:

Transition to Practice

Contract Negotiation Resources & Tips

  Getting Started: Tools for the New Physician (AAFP Members Only - Login Required for Download)

Family Practice Management Tool Box
The FPM Toolbox offers more than 150 practice management tools that you can download for free.

Fellowship Directory (searchable by state or type)

AAFP New Physician Resources The AAFP website features a list of resources on a variety of different topics of interst to new physicians.

Valuable Resident Resources

AAFP Resources for Residents partner site with access to patient handouts

Tools for finding CME opportunities

NCFMR&MS info and registration

FoFM detailed summary of project and contributors

AAFP's Residents-only ListServ

David C. Eitrheim, MD Rural Resident Scholarship

The David C. Eitrheim, MD Rural Resident Scholarship will award $10,000 annually to a first year resident in a Wisconsin residency program who demonstrates an interest and comitment to rural family medicine. The purpose of the award is to help off set expenses incurred with rural rotations and to fund attendance at teh AAFP Annual Assembly. 

Please visit the WAFP-Foundation website to learn more about the scholarship.

Are you looking for more information, or have other questions?  Contact WAFP via email or at (262)512-0606.  We have additional resources available.

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Phone: (262) 512-0606  |  Fax: (262) 242-1862

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