Are you preparing to send your ideal curriculum vitae (CV) to employers for your job search?
Being an international medical graduate (IMG) may pose unique challenges during the residency search. Learn from a fellow IMG, who is currently a program director, about effective ways to navigate obstacles and challenges surrounding the Match.
Examine the many facets of providing obstetric care within the scope of family medicine.
Family physicians are uniquely positioned to provide high-value care and education to underserved communities domestically and abroad. This discussion will provide a brief overview of global health careers and provide insight on how to engage in global heath.
This is an essential workshop for new family medicine interest group (FMIG) leaders and those looking to ramp up FMIG activity on their campus. Meet the FMIG regional coordinators and discover what you need to know as you head into the fall.
Whether the time is now or soon to come, it is important to be prepared to evaluate an employment agreement.
This session will explore ways to process and de-escalate troubling encounters to prevent negative outcomes in the health care setting.
Learn how family physicians can anticipate, prepare for, and respond to disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
This workshop is for student and faculty leaders of family medicine interest groups (FMIGs) participating in the AAFP’s Primary Care Leadership Collaborative initiative. Session 1 of the PCLC Summit at National Conference will continue the training that teams have been participating in this summer and prepare your team for its relaunch in August. This session will focus on narrative leadership and storytelling as powerful tools to engage stakeholders, build your community, and share your passion.
When you got to medical school, other students were probably one of your biggest sources of information about how it all worked. Influencing and guiding those around you is practically built into medical student life, whether in the classroom or clinic, or even on platforms like Twitter. Channeling that energy into your passion for family medicine is an important leadership skill that will help you make lasting changes in others’ lives for years to come.
Discover what it takes to be a real-world influencer for premedical students, your peers, and your community.
Walk through the steps of applying to a family medicine residency program.
A variety of fellowships are available to family physicians for additional training in the areas of faculty development, research, sports medicine, geriatric medicine, women’s health, and more.
Family Practice Stories, an oral history project of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, is a collection of stories and essays by or about 48 family physicians who practiced in the mid-20th century. Using the book and its study guide, this workshop teaches professionalism, ethics, and family medicine values through storytelling and the lessons that can be learned from a prior generation.
Learn how the DPC model can lead to less burnout and more joy in practice. In addition to the oportunity for self-employment and flexible hours, this model offers less paperwork, fewer third-party interactions, more direct patient care, and a more expansive scope of family medicine.
For future family physicians committed to social justice, this session will cover practical skills for working with underserved populations, including immigrants and refugees, and people who experience homelessness, substance use disorders, human trafficking, food insecurity, incarceration, and childhood trauma.
Family medicine residency graduates should be proficient in a number of outpatient procedures. During this session, participants will learn how to make models using supplies from the store and clinic, observe how to perform the following procedures, and receive tips on how to practice them.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually every aspect of health care, including the job market for physicians. In this session, experts from a national physician search firm will examine how COVID-19 has altered demand for family physicians and their ability to secure job opportunities nationwide.
Each year, 30 family medicine residents and medical students are selected for the AAFP Foundation Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute. This year-long leadership development program helps participants enhance their skills through mentorship, specialized training, and a self-directed project in one of three leadership tracks: Policy & Public Health, Personal & Practice, or Philanthropic & Mission-Driven. This session features presentations from the Best Leadership Project Award recipient from each track, as well as information on how to apply for this great opportunity.
Explore best practices in personal finance and money management.
All family physicians should be familiar with sports-related injuries and health emergencies. This includes knowing the latest information about concussions and their effects on athletes. For family physicians who serve as team physicians, it is especially important to know what to expect as the “doctor on the sidelines” and be fully prepared to treat injured or suddenly ill athletes.
Medical students and residents often witness or are victims of racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination within hospital and clinic settings. Knowing how to navigate discriminatory situations is difficult but important.
Network with global health leaders and learn about how family medicine prepares physicians for many different roles, abroad and domestically. Also, hear from your peers about how they found their best pathway into global health.
Fifty percent of those who completed the 2015 National Transgender Discrimination Survey reported having to teach their medical providers about transgender care. This workshop will provide family physicians and medical students interested in the discipline with the tools to integrate patient-centered and inclusive care for all gender diverse and sexual minority groups.
Have you ever considered becoming a faculty member? This panel discussion will explore family medicine faculty roles in medical schools and residencies and debunk myths surrounding faculty positions.
Family physicians make a difference in rural communities.
Visits for contraception, cervical cancer screening, abnormal bleeding, and vaginal discharge are common in the family medicine office setting.
Family medicine groups at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools provide vital education and inspiration. If you’re one of the leaders who helps make it all happen, it’s your time to shine. Join fellow leaders from around the country to mingle with inspiring speakers like AAFP President Gary LeRoy, MD, FAAFP, play trivia, network in breakout rooms, and have a chance to win fun prizes—it is a celebration, after all! During this event, we’ll also recognize the impressive family medicine groups that won a 2020 AAFP Program of Excellence Award.
Family physicians need to navigate the “information jungle” to make cost-effective recommendations and improve patient care.
The residency interview is a major factor in family medicine residency ranking decisions.
Learn a practical approach to reading and interpreting an electrocardiogram (EKG) in clinical practice.
Adult psychiatrist Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, MD, will lead students and residents in a discussion on self-care and resilience in response to racial trauma. Learners will have an opportunity to share their experiences and gain insight into tools and resources to support them in medical school and residency.
Medical students and family medicine residents should be familiar with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) as this technology becomes more readily available to help guide clinical decision-making and diagnosis.
Family physicians have the distinct honor of being positioned to participate in every aspect of a growing family’s medical needs, including preconception care for future parents, prenatal care, intrapartum and delivery services, postpartum care, lactation assistance, and infant and child care.
This session will inform medical students and physicians about the unique health care needs of veterans and explain the importance of asking all adult patients, “Have you ever served in the military?”
Telemedicine has been used in medical care for over 40 years, yet it took a global pandemic for it to be broadly accepted by family physicians. Rapid adoption of virtual visits by all specialties has increased the acceptance of telehealth, setting the stage for transformation of how physicians provide care for patients. This session will look at how telehealth is currently being used to care for patients and how it will change the way family physicians engage patients in the future.
Facilitators will lead this highly interactive forum that gives you the opportunity to ask questions, share information, and network with your peers. Learn about opportunities in family medicine. Discuss issues relevant to minorities entering medicine. Hear about and share knowledge of helpful resources that are available.
This workshop is for student and faculty leaders of family medicine interest groups (FMIGs) participating in the AAFP’s Primary Care Leadership Collaborative initiative. Session 1 of the PCLC Summit at National Conference will continue the training that teams have been participating in this summer and prepare your team for its relaunch in August. This session will focus on the use of one-to-ones to engage stakeholders and the skill and careful craft it takes to make these successful.
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