Family Medicine Meetings and Conferences for Medical Students

Attending AAFP conferences and meetings is a great way for students to get involved in family medicine and network with leaders in the specialty. A number of these events offer a limited number of scholarships for students.

AAFP Meetings & Conferences

National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students

July 28 - July 30, 2016 | Kansas City, MO

Over 50 topics on clinical skills, leadership development and career planning are covered in workshops and procedural skills courses during this three-day event. The National Congress of Student Members (NCSM), which convenes during the conference, offers the ideal forum for discussing issues and concerns facing medical students. The NCSM business sessions provide the opportunity to have a voice in AAFP policies and positions and to elect AAFP student leaders. Be sure to check out the National Conference Scholarship Award Program for funding opportunities.

AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

September 20 - September 24, 2016  | Orlando, FL

FMX is a year’s worth of CME in five exciting days. It’s a lifetime worth of connections. It’s resources and family medicine experts worth millions.

Renew your passion for patient care with solutions-focused CME and expert faculty. Connect with almost 5,000 of your family physician colleagues from all over the country. Share best practices and learn from each other.

Get energized at FMX. Hear inspiring speakers, meet colleagues facing similar challenges, and strengthen your commitment to family medicine.

Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF) and National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL)

May 5 - May 7, 2016 | Kansas City, MO
(Preconference: May 4)

NCCL is the AAFP's premier policy development event. Special constituencies include women, minorities, new physicians, international medical graduates and GLBTs. ACLF is the annual convening of chapter executives from around the country.

Family Medicine Global Health Workshop

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The AAFP's Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI) organizes an annual conference to connect family medicine educators, residents and students and encourage the development of global family medicine. Topics include WONCA and other international organizations that can be used as resources, developing global health tracks in medical school, innovations for improving the primary care workforce world-wide and diseases in the developing world.

Meetings with Other Organizations


The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) hosts an annual convention where medical students from varying specialties and schools across the country come together to discuss policy, campus programming, professional development and more.


The Student National Medical Association's (SNMA) Annual Medical Education Conference is held each spring and attracts students and professionals from all levels of medical education. This conference is the largest gathering of under-represented minority medical students in the country.


The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) holds several conferences each year, in which medical students frequently participate for mentoring and networking opportunities and programming that affects medical education.