The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation (KAFP-F) is the philanthropic arm of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. The Foundation is governed by the volunteer leadership of 12 philanthropically-minded family physicians who comprise the Board of Trustees.


Promote the philosophy of family medicine, research and education of Kansas Family Physicians.

Your support of KAFP-F initiatives helps build the pipeline of future family physicians.

Signature Programs

  • Faces in Family Medicine (FIFM)
    This award-winning program is designed to highlight the many roles family physicians play, and to provide mentorship to selected pre-med and medical students. Program funds are used for dinner meetings and facilitation of mentorship opportunities.
  • Carol A Johnson MD Family Medicine International Mission Scholarship
    The KAFP-F and the Academy both benefited from the thoughtful and consistent leadership of Dr. Carol A. Johnson for many years through her service and leadership in both organizations. Her memory is honored through this scholarship, which provides funding for two residents each year to go on an international medical mission.
  • Medical Students & Residents Attending KAFP Conferences

Student & Resident Poster Presentation
Students and residents in family medicine have an opportunity to present research, case studies, and literature reviews through poster presentations at the KAFP Annual Meeting. Funds are used to help pay for travel and lodging for the presenters.

The KAFP-F Hostetter Award
A generous contribution from the estate of Dr. Phil Hostetter, a former president of both KAFP and KAFP-Foundation, provided the original funding for this award.  This annual cash award honors three senior medical students, one from each Kansas medical school campus, who have promoted the values of family medicine throughout their medical school career.

Herb Doubek MD Medical Student Success Fund
This fund, established in 2017, serves to provide funding for medical students to attend the KAFP Annual Meeting. The Doubek family’s goal is to increase the number of medical students who attend the KAFP Annual Meeting and ultimately select family medicine for their career.

Rural Family Medicine Practice & Research Program
In partnership with KU-Medical School, KAFP-F brings first year medical students the opportunity to learn about family medicine from rural family physicians while participating in a research project. Each year 25-35 students are accepted into the program. KAFP-F provides financial assistance to the program itself, and also funds the students’ participation for two days of the Annual Meeting.

Other Activities KAFP-F Helps Fund

AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students 

This national conference provides students and residents the opportunity to experience family medicine in motion, learn the ins and outs of the specialty, and meet with residency programs across the nation. KAFP-F provides scholarship funds to each Kansas medical school campus to support medical students’ conference registration.

Grants for Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIG)
KAFP-F provides grant funding to help FMIGs on each of the three campuses of KU School of Medicine (Kansas City, Salina and Wichita) with their activities.  FMIGs foster student involvement in family medicine, and assisting these groups is a high priority for KAFP-F.

Let’s Move, Kansas
Introduced in 2015, this chip-timed run/walk strives to promote active and healthy lifestyles for all Kansans. Anyone is welcome to participate, and physicians in particular are encouraged to participate alongside their patients and staff. Contact us to learn about the next Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk!

Kansas Career Opportunities Conferences
This conference series provides med students and other allied health professionals with the opportunity to connect with Kansas communities they might someday serve. KAFP-F is a sponsor and exhibitor at these worthwhile conferences.