Future Faces of Family Medicine


What is Future Faces of Family Medicine (FFFM)?

Future Faces of Family Medicine (FFFM) is a pathways program for high school students from underrepresented minorities to learn more about careers in medicine. Our aim is to address healthcare disparities along racial and socioeconomic lines by mentoring underrepresented minority high school students and providing avenues to careers in medicine. 

A prior FFFM Scholar learning how to deliver babies in the Obstetrics Workshop.

A prior FFFM Scholar with her sewn up pig's foot in the Suturing Workshop.














Who participates in FFFM?

Each academic year, after reviewing applications, FFFM leadership selects approximately 15 local high school students from underrepresented minorities.


     FFFM Scholars and their physician mentors after volunteering at local schools for Cesar Chavez Day in 2017.



What do FFFM Scholars do?

    • Shadow Family Medicine resident physicians to see what it's like being a doctor, seeing patients, and working in a clinic.
    • Learn about different careers in medicine (medical assistants, nurses, mental health providers, doctors.)
    • Get to know, work with, and be mentored by Family Medicine Resident doctors.
    • Attend physician-run workshops to gain firsthand experience with labor and delivery, suturing, casting, physical exams, CPR, medical ethics, and more!
    • Participate in fun social events to get to know your mentors and fellow FFFM Scholars. Past activities have included: game night, bowling, laser tag.


FFFM Scholars learning how to splint and cast.

Practicing ultrasound at an FFFM Workshop.













 How do I apply to be an FFFM Scholar?

Check back soon for a link to the 2018-2019 Academic Year FFFM application.



Meet some of our past FFFM Scholars

Watch a video to hear past scholars read excerpts from their application essays.



Contact Info:

Please email Dr. Mariah Hansen, HansenM3@sutterhealth.org, if you have any questions or want more information about the program.