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When I entered medical school, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in family medicine. My dream job included delivering babies, taking care of them, and being able to deliver multiple generations of the same family, all while caring for members of the entire family. With the training you receive in Family Medicine, you will be equipped to shape your career how you want it to be and better meet the needs of your community.
At National Conference, I’ve been able to meet physicians that were living my dream, residency programs that were willing to train me to achieve that dream, and other students that had the same dream as I do. I learned that there were multiple career paths that you can take in Family Medicine and about the many fellowship and training opportunities available after residency. There are so many different learning opportunities available at National Conference, including EKG lectures, POCUS workshops, and wellness exercises.
Attending Resident and Student Congresses is important in giving residents and students a voice. It is where we can write resolutions, have scholarly discussions, and truly make the health care system better for our patients and training better for us and our peers.
Family Medicine is worth exploring because it is the best specialty there is. National Conference is the most eye-opening and inspiring conference that you will attend throughout your medical training. There is so much that National Conference has to offer that it is nearly impossible experience it in one year! Experience as much as you can—and enjoy the opportunity to forge lasting relationships with other residents like you.
Refine your clinical skills through sessions designed specifically for you. Connect with colleagues and influence AAFP policy in Resident Congress.
Take advantage of dedicated time to meet with potential employers, learn about fellowships, and explore many post-residency opportunities.
Prepare to transition into practice by learning about resources on debt relief, employment contracts, and developing your CV.
All program years are eligible to participate in any National Conference event or programming.