Student Research Grant Program

The Student Research Grant Program gives a student the opportunity to work with a practicing or academic family physician to conduct clinical or educational research.

Jointly funded through the CAFP and AAFP Foundations, the goal of the Student Research Grant Program is to offer California medical students the opportunity to research contemporary issues in family medicine. The research is typically conducted over the summer and runs approximately two to three months.

Two grants are available for students currently attending and in good standing at a California medical school. Preference is given to second and third year medical students. The application deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016.

Past topics have included:

  • Do group appointments for patients with chronically uncontrolled Type II Diabetes improve quantitative health metrics, and increase patient health literacy and satisfaction?
  • Are there adequate primary health care resources for homeless women? If no, what are the specific types of care that is wanted and needed in the Sacramento homeless women population?
  • Active Facilitation of Contraceptive Method Choice by Health Care Providers
  • Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus and Pre-diabetes in Latinos
  • Sensitivity and Specificity of the Glaucoma Risk Factor Analysis in Identifying Glaucoma Suspect
  • Undiagnosed Glaucoma in a Primary Care Setting
  • Effects of Colorectal Cancer Screening Documents on Patient Comprehension and Motivation
  • Do Family Practice and Internal Medicine Residency Programs Educate and Utilize the Patient-Centered Medical Home Delivery of Care Model?

Guidelines and Eligibility

Students in good standing at a California medical school are eligible to apply. Applicants must have at least one family physician mentor and research topics must relate directly to family medicine. Applicants choosing a mentor without recent research experience should also choose a second mentor with a research background.

How do I apply?

Click here to access the online application


Email Richa Saraswat or call 415-345-8667.

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