Alexandra "Lex" Tee has been chosen from among 115 medical student and resident applicants to participate in the AAFP Foundation's Emerging Leaders Institute. The Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute looks to identify Family Medicine residents and medical students who display leadership potential but may or may not have served in a leadership role. The Foundation’s intent is to help expand the number of future Family Medicine leaders and to provide valuable training to help equip them for this important work. The year-long leadership development program will bring together 30 participants following a competitive application process. It will include a $1,000 scholarship, plus the potential for additional $1,000 and $3,000 scholarships related to the project awards.
Participants will gather at AAFP headquarters following the 2015 National Conference for the full group training event, where they will be split into three tracks:
- Policy and Public Health Leadership
- Personal and Practice Leadership
- Philanthropy and Mission-Driven Leadership
An integral component of the FML Emerging Leader Institute is mentoring. After attending the Institute, residents and students will be assigned a mentor, who will provide guidance and support in the execution of the mentees’ projects. The completed projects will demonstrate leadership skill development while accomplishing important work related to the chosen track: Policy and Public Health Leadership, Personal and Practice Leadership, or Philanthropy and Mission-Driven Leadership. The mentor will not only provide guidance and support, but will serve as a role-model, reflecting those leadership attributes that the program is hoping to impart.
Lex, a second year student is also enrolled in the VCU Family Medicine Scholars Training and Admissions Track, fmSTAT.