The Family Medicine Medical Student Education and Support Fund was established on October 3, 2003, in accordance with the guidelines approved by the Board of Directors of The Ohio State University Foundation with gifts from alumni, friends, colleagues, and staff of the Department of Family Medicine.
All gifts are to be invested by the Foundation, under the rules and regulations adopted by the Foundation Board of Directors of The Ohio State University with the right to invest and reinvest as occasion dictates.
The annual income shall be used to provide support for projects and programs in the Department of Family Medicine that encourage medical student interest in this specialty. The mission is to create the "family" of family physicians in the medical school environment, accomplished through a variety of programs such as the Family Practice Interest Group, summer externships, honors program, Family Medicine Leadership Development Program, and similar projects or activities. Allocation of funds shall be determined by the chairperson of the Department of Family Medicine in consultation with the senior vice president for Health Sciences and dean of the College of Medicine and Public Health.
It is the desire of the donors that this fund should benefit the University in perpetuity. If the need for this fund should cease to exist or so diminish as to provide unused income, then another use shall be designated by the Foundation Board in consultation with the chairperson of the Department of Family Medicine and the senior vice president for Health Sciences and dean of the College of Medicine and Public Health in order to carry out the desire of the donors.