Student Benefits

Join Us In 2019!

2019 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students

July 25 - July 27, 2019
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, MO

Current M1: Explore what family medicine is all about, and discover the scope of practice offered in the specialty through workshops, main stage sessions, and special interest discussions.

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, and get a jump-start on the Match by visiting with residency programs.  

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.

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

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

Victoria Boggiano

A Note From The Student Chair

National Conference is the perfect opportunity to meet students and residents who are as passionate about family medicine as you are, to learn about cutting-edge research in family medicine, to network with hundreds of residency programs from across the country, and to truly picture a successful future in this unique and rewarding specialty.

I’ve learned so many amazing things from the educational sessions offered at National Conference, including ultrasound techniques, exciting programming ideas from FMIGs at medical schools nationwide, what it means to care for the underserved, how to be a family medicine advocate, how to use stories to communicate your values—the list goes on.

There is no doubt the connections I have made at National Conference each year will be incredibly helpful when I become a practicing attending physician.

— Victoria Boggiano, Student Chair

By attending National Conference the past couple of years, I’ve expanded my network of people I know who are passionate about the field of family medicine. Those connections helped with determining where to apply to residency, finding programming ideas for my Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at school, and even providing places to stay when I traveled around the country on the residency interview trail. There is no doubt the connections I have made at National Conference each year will be incredibly helpful when I become a practicing attending physician.

The Expo Hall at National Conference is unbeatable. We are really lucky within family medicine to have an opportunity to meet residency programs in such a fun and engaging setting. Attending the Expo Hall at National Conference last year was instrumental in helping me determine where to apply for family medicine residency, and I am constantly seeing residents and students I met there while on the interview trail this year.

The Student and Resident Congresses provide a venue for students’ and residents’ voices to be heard and to advocate for issues they care about. It is an excellent opportunity for students to get involved in policy and advocacy work and to learn how parliamentary procedures are done in a formal setting. These are all skills that will be useful in all of our future careers.

I would highly recommend National Conference to anyone picturing a future in family medicine. The holistic care we seek to provide to our patients, combined with the policy and advocacy work that many do, is unparalleled in any of the other disciplines. National Conference is a fantastic way to explore this incredibly special field more deeply. I hope to see you there.

Victoria Boggiano, Student Chair