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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

Begins: Saturday, March 6 | 1:30 p.m.
Ends: Tuesday, March 7 | 11:00 a.m.

Bring your whole team to the Residency Programs Solutions (RPS) conference to find solutions that work.

Conference Highlights  

  • Experience workshops on a variety of topics, such as curricular challenges and innovations, resident mentoring, accreditation compliance, and resilience and well-being. 
  • Gain the tools you need and get inspired to improve your program.
  • Attend sessions specifically designed to address issues faced by administrators/coordinators, nurses, faculty and the whole residency team.


Shared Programming

Saturday, March 6 | 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 7 | 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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), American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP), and the AAFP Government Relations team. The annual Innovation Showcase and Hot Topic Panel Discussion are also part of the PDW and RPS Shared Programming.  

Discussion Tables

Daily | 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Participate in networking breakfast tables on topics important to family medicine residencies.  


Thomas L. Stern, MD, Memorial Lecture 
Monday, March 8 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

About the Thomas L. Stern Memorial Lectureship
The Thomas L. Stern, M.D., Lectureship was created to support opportunities that enhance the quality of Family Medicine education. This lectureship is sponsored by the AAFP Foundation.

Dr. Tom Stern was one of the founding fathers of the specialty of family medicine who went on to dedicate over 50 years to enhancing the quality in family medicine residency education. He was a program director; technical advisor to the Marcus Welby show on ABC; and established the Residency Program Solutions service.


Monday, March 8 | morning and afternoon and Tuesday, March 9 | morning

Attend up to six RPS Workshops on hot topics for residency teams.

Special Programming

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