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Join a nationwide community of residency program leaders – program directors, faculty, nurses and administrators – at the upcoming Residency Leadership Summit (previously PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium). While the event name and virtual format may be new, we’re still offering the same actionable, inspiring ideas, key program updates and vital networking opportunities that your team has come to expect and value for years as part of the live symposium.
Access practical strategies exclusively created for family medicine residencies and leverage the shared experience to further build your team’s expertise and connections. Sessions are designed to inspire, support, and empower your program to understand and maintain compliance with evolving graduate medical education accreditation standards. New this year, delve into the latest information on COVID-19 impacts and other emerging topics that your programs must address in early 2021.
Virtual event programming also 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), and the AAFP Government Relations team.
Medication-Assisted Treatment Waiver (MAT) Training for physicians, PAs, and NPs. This four-hour session begins your RX certification process to help address the overdose epidemic. Pre-registration required. Free to RLS attendees.
Special Programming for Administrators/Coordinators. Learn about the new ABFM Time Away Policy, Milestones 2.0 and more. Additional registration fees apply.
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What are the system requirements for the Residency Leadership Summit platform?
You can access Residency Leadership Summit on a PC running Windows 7+ or Mac running macOS 10.12+ through Chrome or Safari.
You can also access via Android tablets and phones using Chrome and iPhones and iPads using Safari. For the best experience, we recommend joining on a computer through Chrome.
You should also check your connection speed prior to joining the meeting. You’ll need a minimum of 0.6 Mbps download speed, but we recommend at least 1 Mbps for streaming. For video calls, we recommend 2.5 Mbps download speed.
To test your connection, go to: https://tokbox.com/developer/tools/precall/results
What steps can I take to help me have a great experience at a virtual conference?
Below are some helpful tips to help you have the best user experience at the Residency Leadership Summit:
Visit the FAQ page on the RLS platform for more useful resources.
Pre-payment is required for participation. To ensure timely access to the event, credit card payment is strongly encouraged.
Members/Non-Members = $495
Residents = $195
The AAFP must receive your notice of cancellation by February 3. Requests for full cancellations will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations after February 3 are not eligible for a refund. No-shows are also not eligible for a refund. Please allow up to four weeks for delivery of refund. Fees will be refunded in the same form of payment they were made to the AAFP. See the entire policy and instructions on how to cancel/request a refund. See cancellation policy.
The AAFP has reviewed 2021 Residency Leadership Summit and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.50 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 03/04/2021 to 03/06/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Online Only, Live for a maximum of 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The following session(s) are not eligible for AAFP or AMA CME Credit:
The ACOFP is a co-sponsor for the 2021 March AAFP Residency Leadership Summit. The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The AAFP March 2021 Residency Leadership Summit qualifies for 12.50 AOA Category 1-A credit under an exemption approved by the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the American Osteopathic Association.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AAFP CME toward its member continuing education requirements.
Thank you for participating in the 2021 Residency Leadership Summit! Use the resources below to prepare before the Summit.
Note: Some adjustments were made after the trainings, so be sure to review the FAQs for the most up-to-date information.
The Residency Leadership Summit is managed by the AAFP. The Planning Committee is made up of representatives from the following organizations:
Deanne St. George
Manager, AAFP Department of Graduate Medical Education, Leawood, KS
AAFP Commission on Education
Wendy Barr, MD, MPH, MSCE
Program Director/DIO, VP of Clinical Education, Associate Professor
American Board of Family Medicine
Sam Jones, MD, FAAFP
Former Program Director, Fairfax, VA
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Marissa Rogers, DO
Program Director, Grand Blanc, MI
Association of Departments of Family Medicine
Curtis Galke, DO, FAAFP
Chair, Fort Worth, TX
Association of Family Medicine Administration (AFMA)
Cheryl Haynes, BA, C-TAGME
Residency Manager, Fayetteville, NC
Jill Freda, MSM-HCA
Geriatric Fellowship Coordinator, Augusta, ME
Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD)
Steven Brown, MD, FAAFP
Program Director, Phoenix, AZ
Residency Program Solutions Panel of Consultants (RPS)
Roger Garvin, MD, FAAFP
Director of GME Expansion & Integration, Portland, OR
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Jeff Tiemstra, MD, FAAFP
Program Director, Elkhorn, WI