Carol A Johnson MD Family Medicine International Mission Scholarship

  • 2020: Sarah Johnson, MD & Gurneet Matharoo, MD
  • 2019: Erin Hoffman, DO & Theresia Neill, MD
  • 2018: Ellen Abell, MD & Andrew Ross, MD
  • 2017: Brandon R. Cole, DO
  • 2016: Bonnie Cassidy, MD
  • 2015: Brett Hoffecker, MD
  • 2014: Andrew Posey, DO

About the scholarship

Established in 2014 by family and friends of Carol A. Johnson, MD, this scholarship provides two $1,500 awards annually to family medicine residents in their 2nd or 3rd year of residency who are going on an international medical mission.

About Dr. Johnson

Dr. Johnson was a beloved member of KAFP who served as president of both KAFP and KAFP-Foundation during her life. She had a heart for international missions and was honored as the 2012 winner of the KAFP Humanitarian Award for the many medical missions in which she participated. Following her death in 2013 many family, friends and colleagues contributed financially to establish this scholarship and provide family medicine residents the opportunity to participate in an international mission.

Scholarship criteria

The scholarship is designed to recognize residents with a heart for international medical missions who meet the following criteria.

  • Traveling to an area of the world that clearly needs physicians.
  • Currently in their 2nd or 3rd year of family medicine residency in Kansas.
Application requirements
  • Completed application form
  • CV
  • Essay, not more than 2 pages, describing where the applicant is traveling to for their mission, the scope of the project they will be working on, and how they intend to utilize the funding.
  • Letter of support from applicant’s residency program director indicating the applicant is in good standing with the residency program.
  • Optional: Letter of support from the agency/program with which the applicant is working with.
  • September 2019: Applications open
  • August 15, 2020: Applications due
  • August/September 2020: KAFP-Foundation Board of Trustees to select and notify two recipients
  • Note: No awards will be given in 2021 due to grounded travel on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expectations & Scholarship Award

The recipients are expected to attend the annual conference in June where they will (1) give a brief presentation on their mission and (2) be recognized at the Awards Lunch where they receive a plaque and their scholarship payment.

Carol A Johnson, MD