2018 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students Suggested Topics by Focus Area

Based on Student and Resident feedback, the planning committee is actively seeking workshops on the following topics for 2018:

  • Career opportunities in family medicine
  • Exam prep: USMLE Step 1 / COMLEX-USA Level 1
  • Family medicine 101 (for M1-M3 students still exploring the specialty)
  • Geriatrics
  • Health disparities/caring for vulnerable or underserved populations
  • Interdisciplinary teaming
  • LGBTQ health
  • Lifestyle medicine/interventions
  • Medical aid in dying
  • Medical marijuana
  • Minority health
  • New technology in medicine
  • Opioids
  • Pediatrics
  • Personal finance
  • Wellness in education and practice
  • Women's reproductive health

Other Student and Resident suggested topics include the following:

Career Planning

  • Academic medicine
  • Balancing family and residency/career
  • Budgeting
  • Contract negotiations
  • Debt management
  • Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  • Insurance
  • Intern survival
  • Job search: interview, CV
  • Lifelong learning
  • Organized medicine
  • Practice options
  • Professionalism
  • Residency selection
  • Retirement planning
  • Rural medicine
  • Specialty choice
  • Tax planning
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Transitioning into practice
  • Urban medicine

Clinical Skills

  • Alternative medicine
  • Bone/joint disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Chronic disease
  • Complementary and alternative therapies
  • Continuity of care and doctor-patient relationships
  • Cultural proficiency
  • Emergencies (surgical, medical)
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • GME reform
  • Health promotion
  • Infectious disease
  • Information management
  • Integrative medicine
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Mental health
  • Miscarriage management
  • Musculoskeletal/sports injuries
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Older adults
  • Pain management
  • Palliative care
  • Patient-centered care
  • Pulmonary conditions
  • Skin disorders
  • Women's health
  • Working with limited English proficiency patients

Research

  • Community-based research
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Evidence-based research
  • Positive deviance
  • Research methodology
  • Research skills

Health Policy and Advocacy

  • Access to care
  • Accountability in health care
  • Community health
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Global health
  • Health and human rights
  • Health care economics
  • Health care legislation and regulations
  • Health care reform
  • Lobbying
  • Primary care workforce
  • Public health
  • Social justice issues
  • Teaching Health Centers (THCs)
  • Value of primary care
  • Workforce development

Leadership Development

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

Practice Management

  • Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
  • Chronic disease management
  • Coding
  • Community medicine
  • Direct primary care
  • Health technology
  • Home visits
  • 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/telemedicine