Resident Benefits

Family medicine is in motion.
Join the movement at National Conference.

Current PGY1:
Refine your clinical skills through sessions designed specifically for residents, connect with colleagues, and influence AAFP policy in the Resident Congress.

Current PGY2: Meet with potential employers in the Expo Hall, and learn about fellowships and other post-residency opportunities. Prepare to transition into practice through resources on debt relief, employment contracts, and developing your CV.

Current PGY3: If you’re not graduating in May, join your fellow residents and meet potential employers and prepare to transition into practice.

*All program years are eligible to participate in any National Conference event or programming.

2017 National

Save the date for the 2017 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students!

July 27 - July 29, 2017
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, MO

Career Planning sessions

  • CV Preparation
  • Fellowships
  • Financial responsibilities
  • Contract negotiation
  • Physician wellbeing

Clinical Skills sessions

  • Concussions
  • Ultrasound
  • EKG
  • Genomics

Health Policy and Advocacy sessions

  • Promoting health equity
  • Getting involved in advocacy

Leadership Development sessions

  • Residents as teachers

Practice Management sessions

  • Direct primary care

Research sessions

  • Patient oriented evidence
  • Resident research grant presentations

A Note from the Resident Chair

National Conference is the place to find out what is happening in family medicine, learn new things to take back to your school or program, and connect with residencies, fellowships, and the AAFP.

The networking I have done at National Conference has given me a cadre of family medicine peers I am in contact with across the country. I am at a new residency and we are constantly coming up against challenges that were unexpected, and that we don’t have a solution for yet. I get to be able to reach out to my resident peers and ask how their residency handles such issues.

National Conference recharges me to go back to a long call shift, difficult patients, and too little sleep.

— Doug Borst, MD, Resident Chair

It’s inspiring to talk to other residents, students, and family medicine leaders at National Conference about their reasons for choosing (and continuing to choose) family medicine. National Conference recharges me to go back to a long call shift, difficult patients, and too little sleep.

There’s no other place besides National Conference where you can find a residency, improve your skills, testify in support of proposals for the AAFP to take action, run for office, and meet like-minded peers from across the country.

Residents and students are the future of family medicine. The decisions being made today, the processes being put in motion, the discussions we are having, and the rights and responsibilities we are advocating for now will affect our practice in the future. I hope you’ll join me at National Conference so we can continue working toward a strong specialty.

Doug Borst, MD, Resident Chair