Mentors Needed for Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute

The Emerging Leader Institute ( (ELI) is seeking family physicians interested in helping shape the future leaders of the specialty. Thirty student and resident scholars are brought together for an innovative immersion into leadership development, focusing on project management and three tracks: Policy & Public Health, Personal & Practice, and Philanthropic & Mission Driven.

An integral component of ELI is mentoring. The mentor serves as a role-model, reflecting the leadership attributes that the program imparts while providing guidance and support in the execution of the leadership project by the mentee. A mentoring facilitator, volunteer ELI faculty, and the AAFP Foundation are available for on-going support and to provide resources for a successful mentorship. ELI mentors are a dedicated group of volunteers and an essential component in the growth of the program participants.

Family physicians at any stage of their career, who are current AAFP members, are encouraged to learn more about this powerful opportunity. The AAFP Foundation is committed to representing the rich diversity of the specialty and the patients served; mentors from all areas and backgrounds are welcome.

Family physicians interested in becoming a mentor for ELI should email Rachael Redler at for more information.