About the Symposium

2018 PDW/RPS Schedule At-A-Glance

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The PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium is designed to provide family medicine residency team members with high quality continuing professional development, practical strategies for improving residency education, and a better understanding of how to maintain compliance with the current and changing graduate medical education accreditation systems and standards involving family medicine rules, regulations, and policies. This national conference for residency program directors, faculty, nurses, and administrators provides information, solutions, and inspiration for the entire residency team.

No matter which residency program role you represent, everyone can attend both PDW and RPS.

Take advantage of the opportunity to gain information, solutions, and inspiration for the whole team. Only at the PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium.

Program Directors Workshop

Connect with colleagues at PDW. A combination of networking and need-to-know information, this conference is designed to address the specific needs of program directors and associate program directors.

Residency Program Solutions

Bring your whole team to the conference designed to help you find solutions that work. RPS offers customized programming designed to address issues faced by program directors, associate program directors, administrators/coordinators, nurses, faculty and the whole residency team.

PDW and RPS Shared Programming

Included in PDW and RPS registrations. Learn more.

Special Programming

Take part in special programming designed for administrator/coordinators, nurses, or those seeking guidance on ACGME accreditation. Additional registration fees apply. Space is limited. Learn more.

2018 Planning Committee

  • Chair – Stan Kozakowski, MD, FAAFP
  • AAFP Commission on Education – Sherri Morgan, MD, MPH
  • ABFM – Sam Jones, MD, FAAFP
  • ADFM – Allan Wilke, MA, MD, FAAFP
  • AFMA – Caren Bachman
  • AFMRD – Karen Mitchell, MD, FAAFP
  • FMRNA – Kathy Morin, RN
  • NAPCRG – Sarah Gebauer, MD
  • RPS Panel – Eric Skye, MD, FAAFP
  • STFM – Marcy Lake, DO
  • ACOFP – David Skillinge, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP

The PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium is managed by the AAFP. The Planning Committee is made up of representatives from the symposium's sponsoring organizations: the AAFP Commission on Education (AAFP), the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM), the Association of Family Medicine Administration (AFMA), the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD), the Family Medicine Residency Nurses Association (FMRNA), the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), the Residency Program Solutions Panel of Consultants (RPS Panel), and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM).


Approved for 22 AAFP Prescribed credits.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AAFP CME toward its member continuing education requirements.

ACOFP has been approved by the AOA Administrative Committee of the CCME for 22 AOA Category 1-A CME credits for the "2018 AAFP Program Directors Workshop (PDW) and Residency Program Solutions (RPS) Residency Education Symposium." The ACOFP is a co-sponsor of the CME credit for osteopathic physicians. This program qualifies for AOA Category 1-A credit under an exemption approved by the Council on Osteopathic CME of the American Osteopathic Association.