2015 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students Suggested Topics by Focus Area

Career Planning

  • Contract negotiations
  • Debt management
  • Intern survival
  • Lifelong learning
  • Practice options
  • Professionalism
  • Residency selection
  • Rural medicine
  • Specialty choice
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Transition into practice
  • Urban medicine
  • Work/Life balance

Clinical Skills

  • Alternative medicine
  • Bone/joint disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Complementary and alternative therapies
  • Continuity of care and doctor-patient relationships
  • Cultural proficiency
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • GME reform
  • Health promotion
  • Infant/child/adolescent health
  • Infectious disease
  • Information management
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Mental health
  • Musculoskeletal/sports injuries
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Older adults
  • Patient-centered care
  • Pulmonary conditions
  • Skin disorders
  • Women’s health

Health Policy and Advocacy

  • Access to care
  • Accountability in health care
  • Community health
  • Global health
  • Health and human rights
  • Health care economics
  • Health care legislation and regulations
  • Health care reform
  • Lobbying
  • Primary care workforce
  • Public health
  • Teaching health centers
  • Value of primary care
  • Workforce development

Leadership Development

  • Change management
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Delegation
  • Integrative problem solving
  • Public speaking
  • Team building
  • Time management
  • Values clarification

Practice Management

  • Accountable care organizations
  • Chronic disease management
  • Community medicine
  • Direct primary care
  • Health technology
  • Information systems
  • Medical legal
  • Models of health care delivery
  • Office design
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
  • Patient education
  • Payment models
  • Population-based care
  • Practice finance
  • Practice arrangements
  • Quality improvement
  • Social media use and patient care
  • Systems-based practice
  • Team-based care
  • Virtual practice

Research

  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Evidence-based research
  • Research methodology
  • Research skills