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PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Kansas City, MO

PDW: 7:00 a.m. Fri, Mar 24 - 3:30 p.m. Sun, Mar 26

RPS: 1:30 p.m. Sat, Mar 25 - 11:00 a.m. Tues, Mar 28

PDW and RPS: 7:00 a.m. Fri, Mar 24 - 11:00 a.m. Tues, Mar 28

Begins: Saturday, March 25 | 1:30 p.m.
Ends: Tuesday, March 28 | 11:00 a.m.

Bring your whole team to the conference designed to help you find solutions that work.

Conference Highlights   

  • Experience workshops on a variety of topics, such as curricular challenges and innovations, resident mentoring, accreditation compliance and more. 
  • Gain the tools you need and get inspired to improve your program.
  • Attend sessions specifically designed to address issues faced by administrators/coordinators, nurses, faculty and the whole residency team.


Shared Programming

Saturday, March 25, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and
Sunday, March 26, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Discussion Tables
Monday, March 27 | 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.

Participate in networking breakfast tables on topics important to family medicine residencies.

Thomas L. Stern, MD, Lecture: Making Extraordinary Ordinary - How to inspire the next generation of family physicians

Monday, March 27 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Samuel "Le" Church, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Samuel "Le" Church, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Le Church is a solo rural family physician in Hiawassee, GA, one of the few communities in GA without a Walmart and located about 2 hours from any major city. In practice since 2002, he claims to be motivationally fed by his steady stream of medical students in conjunction with heavy involvement in his community as well as GAFP/AAFP leadership. He dreads leaving home for work, and the same for taking off his doctor hat, because he loves them both. In such a small town where a patient is seen on every grocery store aisle, he has embraced his identity as a family doctor - all of the time. This would not be possible without equal embrace of the role by his wife Nancy and four children, who are certainly part of the "medical home." Students often become family, leading to a growing list of big brothers and sisters in his home, and occasionally assisting as farmhands after clinic. In 2013 as part of work toward Level 3 PCMH, Dr. Church became keenly interested in Chronic Care Management. Since then he has been part of assisting numerous offices in starting CCM programs sharing optimal medical coding with colleagues. He currently serves the AAFP on the Finance and Insurance Commission and as Alternate Advisor to the AMA CPT Editorial Panel and serves their GAFP Legislative Committee and Vice-Speaker for their COD. Dr. Church is anxious for the warm weather approaching as summer is his wife’s favorite season and the classroom moves from the mountaintop to the lake.

About the Thomas L. Stern Lectureship

The Thomas L. Stern, MD, Lectureship was created to support opportunities that enhance the quality of Family Medicine education. This lectureship is sponsored by the AAFP Foundation.

Dr. Tom Stern was one of the founding fathers of the specialty of family medicine who went on to dedicate over 50 years to enhancing the quality in family medicine residency education. He was a program director; technical advisor to the Marcus Welby show on ABC; and established the Residency Program Solutions service.

Monday, March 27 | morning and afternoon and
Tuesday, March 28 |  morning

Attend up to six RPS Workshops on hot topics for residency teams. 

Special Programming

Take part in special programming designed for administrator/coordinator and nurse attendees. Additional registration fees apply.

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