Resident Benefits

Family medicine is the specialty that lets you be yourself. National Conference is the place.

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.

Career Planning sessions
CV Preparation
Direct primary care
Fellowships
Financial responsibilities
Contract negotiation
Rural medicine

Clinical Skills sessions
Addiction medicine
Common dermatological lesions
Concussions
Cultural competency
Integrative medicine
Maternal care and childbirth
Outpatient emergency management

Health Policy and Advocacy sessions
Conversations with your patients about unnecessary interventions
Getting involved in advocacy

Leadership Development sessions
Residents as teachers

Practice Management sessions
New skills for family physicians

Research sessions
Finding the right patients and health care teams to improve outcomes
Patient oriented evidence
Resident research grant presentations

2015 National Conference

Thursday, July 30 - Saturday, August 1, 2015

Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, MO

A Message from the Resident Chair

In no other medical specialty can you find a way to truly be yourself through how you practice than family medicine. And nowhere else in the country and at no other time does the future of family medicine shine so bright as it does at AAFP National Conference.

Several years ago, an innocent stroll around the Expo Hall as a third-year medical student led to an incredibly inspiring conversation with a resident at the program I ended up joining. At National Conference, there is no limit to the serendipitous experiences that will shape your career path.

One of the greatest feelings that attendees come away with after National Conference is, "these are my people." I have made lifetime friendships, developed new projects, and found new mentors and advice every single year. In fact, my favorite sessions have been the ones created and led by fellow residents and students. I also get to connect with my peers through the congress leadership forum, which familiarizes attendees with the basics to pass resolutions, run for leadership positions, and also fosters collaboration and camaraderie among attendees.

Coming to National Conference is joining your fellow family medicine enthusiasts in uplifting our nation's primary care for the betterment of our patients' health. Coming to National Conference is seeing how the largest specialty medical organization in the country welcomes and incorporates the ideas of residents and students. Coming to National Conference is doing your patients and yourself a favor by learning the latest on medical issues while connecting with your peers. Coming to National Conference is believing that family doctors do make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Coming to National Conference is being you.

I look forward to seeing you in Kansas City, and learning about each of your unique visions for the promising future of our specialty.

Richard Bruno, MD, Resident Chair