Student Benefits

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

Current M1: See what the vision of family medicine is all about, and discover the scope of practice offered in the specialty through workshops, main stage sessions, and musculoskeletal clinics. Topics include:

  • Common dermatological lesions
  • Heart sounds
  • Procedures

Current M2: Affirm your interest in family medicine and be surrounded by people who are passionate about the specialty. Prepare for your clerkship through educational programming designed to enhance your family medicine education, plus get a jump-start on the Match by visiting with residency programs. Topics include:

  • Integrative medicine
  • Maternal care and childbirth
  • Wilderness medicine

Current M3: Affirm your eagerness and desire to practice in the family medicine specialty, hone your procedures skills, visit with residency programs in the Expo Hall before applying through ERAS, and influence AAFP policy through the Student Congress. Topics include:

  • Applying to residency
  • Residency interviewing
  • Common conditions in terminal illness

Current M4: Get the inspiration and information you need for transitioning into residency and network with other residents going through the same experiences. Topics include:

  • Financial responsibilities
  • Addiction medicine
  • Management for chronic pain

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

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Thursday, August 7 - Saturday, August 9, 2014

Kansas City Convention Center

Kansas City, MO

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"National Conference is about you, because you are family medicine."

— Kristina Zimmerman, Student Chair

Message from the National Conference Student Chair, Kristina Zimmerman

If you could imagine a conference that has everything you need for your future in family medicine, what would it offer?

Maybe clinical skills and procedure training? Access to hundreds of residency programs in one place? A forum to voice your opinion on family medicine policies? How about inspiration and energy, plus the chance to celebrate with hundreds of your peers?

Whatever your vision is for family medicine, National Conference captures it!

When I went to National Conference for the first time, I was by myself and didn’t know what to expect. But I met another medical student from across the country on the airport shuttle; we clicked immediately and spent our time at the conference attending sessions and visiting residency booths together. After each session, our little group added a few people and continued to grow. It was refreshing to be around so many students who were pursuing family medicine like us!

The National Conference Expo Hall gave me resources and supplies for my FMIG, plus TONS of residency program information. I got the chance to speak with multiple programs and got a feel for which ones I would consider applying to in the future.

The main reason I started coming to National Conference, however, is the Student Congress. This forum gives us a voice not only in the AAFP, but also in the family medicine specialty. It is important for all attendees to participate in the congresses because WE are the future of family medicine; WE see the vision of what it can be.

I am more excited than ever to attend National Conference this year, and I hope you will join me so we can capture the vision of family medicine together!

Kristina Zimmerman, Student Chair

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