Resident Benefits

Capture the vision of family medicine at National Conference and see how this event uniquely benefits you.*

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 how to choose the right job for you.

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

  • Careers in academic family medicine
  • Easing into medical practice
  • Essential principles in global health
  • Fellowships
  • Financial responsibilities
  • Finding the right job
  • Contract negotiation
  • Rural medicine

Clinical Skills sessions

  • Integrative medicine
  • Maternal care and childbirth
  • Outpatient emergency management
  • Residents as teachers
  • Wilderness medicine

Health Policy and Advocacy sessions

  • Conversations with your patients about unnecessary interventions
  • Population health competencies

Practice Management sessions

  • New skills for family physicians
  • Working with interdisciplinary teams

Research sessions

  • Patient oriented evidence
  • Resident research grant presentations

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Thursday, August 7 - Saturday, August 9, 2014

Kansas City Convention Center

Kansas City, MO

“Each student and resident attends National Conference for the first time for one reason or another; they all leave with 10 reasons to come back.”

— Andrew Lutzkanin, MD, Resident Chair

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Message from the Resident Chair, Andrew Lutzkanin, MD

Andrew Lutzkanin, MD, Resident Chair

National Conference is the place to capture your unique vision of family medicine. You can learn about the specialty, how the AAFP is making family medicine better for you and your patients, and how you can become part of that process.

This year’s conference programming theme will give us an opportunity to get back to basics—to really define what family medicine is all about. It will show both students and residents why family medicine is critical to our nation’s transforming health care system.

But National Conference isn’t just business! I’ve met some of my closest friends and colleagues here. And the opportunity to meet and talk with AAFP leadership is something most practicing members never get the chance to do.

In addition to the multiple networking opportunities, the Expo Hall is a force to be reckoned with. More than 300 residency programs… more than 400 booths… more than 1,700 exhibitors! The numbers speak for themselves. You can read about these places online, but nothing tops making personal connections and discovering what other residents are doing across the country.

If you’re a student and not sure if family medicine is a good option for your career, come to National Conference. If you’re a resident unhappy with RRC requirements, come to National Conference. If you have an idea you want to share, a skill you would like to develop, or a program you would like to learn more about, come to National Conference.

Join me in Kansas City to capture the vision of family medicine for yourself. Come see what National Conference is all about.

Andrew Lutzkanin, MD, Resident Chair

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