About the Symposium

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2021 PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

Note: Event takes place one month earlier in 2021.

PDW and RPS: March 5-9
PDW Only: March 5-7
RPS Only: March 6-9

It's an opportunity to gain information, solutions and inspiration for the whole team.

The PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium provides family medicine residency team members with:

  • Strategies for improving residency education and implementing change.
  • Guidance on how to maintain compliance with graduate medical education accreditation systems and standards involving family medicine rules, regulations, and policies.

This national conference is for the entire residency team. 

It doesn't matter which residency program role you represent; you can attend both PDW and RPS.


Program Directors Workshop (PDW)

Friday, March 5 | 7:00 a.m. - Sunday, March 7 | 3:00 p.m. 

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. Learn more.

Residency Program Solutions (RPS)

Saturday, March 6 | 1:30 p.m. - Tuesday, March 9 | 11:00 a.m.

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. Learn more.

PDW and RPS Shared Programming

Shared programming is included in PDW and RPS registrations.

Shared programming includes updates from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Review Committee for Family Medicine (ACGME RC-FM), American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP), AAFP Government Relations team and more.  

Special Programming

Take part in special programming designed for administrators / coordinators. More information coming soon. 

Planning Committee

The PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium is managed by the AAFP. The Planning Committee is made up of representatives from the following 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 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).