THE DAVID AND ETHEL PLATT
SUMMER FELLOWSHIP


A 4 week paid summer externship in Family Medicine in honor of:
Ethel Platt, M.D. December 27, 1916 - December 29, 2007
David Platt, M.D. September 14, 1914 - February 3, 2008

Supported through funding from the AAFP Foundation and DAFP Research and Education Foundation

 

About the Fellowship


The David and Ethel Platt Family Physicians Summer Fellowship was established in the name of two exemplary family physicians to help create a way to excite first and second year medical students about family medicine.

Four fellowships are offered each year for a four-week externship program where the chosen student will spend a week with various family physicians in Delaware. Most four-week cycles are during summer vacations, but other arrangements can be made as requested.

A stipend of $2,500 is given to participants.

Over 60 students have participated in the Platt Summer Fellowship Program since its inception, and several have returned to Delaware for Family Medicine residency training or to practice in Delaware.

The Platt Summer Fellowship is under the direction of the President of the DAFP Research and Education Foundation.

Interested in Applying?

Applications for the 2014 Fellowship positions will be accepted through April 1, 2014

A completed application packet includes a completed application form and two (2) letters of recommendation.

Completed packets should be mailed to:

James Gill, MD, MPH, FAAFP
President, Delaware Academy of Family Physicians Research Education Foundation
4765 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite L10
Newark, DE 19713


Ethel Platt, M.D.
December 27, 1916-December 29, 2007

 

David Platt, M.D.
September 14, 1914-February 3, 2008


About the Platts


The David and Ethel Platt Family Physicians Summer Fellowship was established in the name of two exemplary family physicians to help create a way to excite first and second year medical students about family medicine.

David and Ethel Platt practiced family medicine in Wilmington from 1941 to 1989. The Platts’ practice, now Family Practice Associates, provided obstetric, pediatric and adult care to a diverse population and was among the first in Wilmington to accept Medicaid patients.

After retirement the Platts remained active promoting community health, at the University of Delaware’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and in an outreach program they organized to give health talks to students in Delaware’s public schools. Dr. David Platt also served at the Claymont Clinic and was the author of many articles, editorials and book reviews for the Delaware Medical Journal. The August 2007 issue of the Journal included “A Tribute to David Platt, M.D.”

At a retirement dinner for the Platts in 1989, the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians announced the establishment of the David and Ethel Platt Family Physicians Summer Fellowship to promote interest in family medicine.


Donations to the Platt Fellowship


Donations can be made to the:

David and Ethel Platt Summer Fellowship
c/o Delaware Academy of Family Physicians
4765 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite L10
Newark, DE 19713