• Learn from and Connect with Your Peers at the
    Residency Leadership Summit

    March 4–6, 2021

    Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from and connect with family medicine residency programs from across the nation at the upcoming virtual Residency Leadership Summit, formerly PDW and RPS. No matter your residency program role – director, faculty, nurse, administrator – you can find information exclusively for family medicine residencies that supports both program and staff development. Take advantage of our unique virtual learning format to engage and inspire your program team.

    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.  

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    Main Stage Presentations from AAFP and Other Organizations Leading Family Medicine Residency

    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.

    Special Programming Designed for Administrators/Coordinators

    Take part in special programming designed for administrator/coordinator attendees that addresses the new ABFM Time Away Policy, Milestones 2.0 and lessons learned from virtual interviews, and core topics like ACGME WebAds, PEC & AP. Additional registration fees apply.
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    What You Get

    • Connect with colleagues
    • Customized programming for each residency team member
    • AAFP Prescribed CME Credit
    • Tools and resources to take home
    • Online access to symposium handouts
    • Networking opportunities

    Three Ways to Register for the Residency Leadership Summit

    2. By Phone
    Call the AAFP Member Resource Center
    (800) 274-2237
    Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    3. By Mail or Fax
    Fill out the registration form and send to:
    AAFP Member Resource Center
    11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway 
    Leawood, KS 66211
    Fax: (913) 906-6075


    Registration Fees

    Before February 10:
    Members/Non-Members = $445
    Residents = $195

    After February 10:
    Members/Non-Members = $495
    Residents = $195


    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    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 Residency Leadership Summit is managed by the AAFP. The Planning Committee is made up of representatives from the following organizations:


    2021 Planning Committee Members

    Committee Chair

    Deanne St. George
    Manager, AAFP Department of Graduate Medical Education, Leawood, KS

    AAFP Commission on Education 
    (AAFP CoE)

    Wendy Barr, MD, MPH, MSCE
    Program Director/DIO, VP of Clinical Education, Associate Professor
    Lawrence, MA

    American Board of Family Medicine 
    (ABFM)

    Sam Jones, MD, FAAFP
    Former Program Director, Fairfax, VA

    American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians 
    (ACOFP)

    Marissa Rogers, DO
    Program Director, Grand Blanc, MI

    Association of Departments of Family Medicine 
    (ADFM)

    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 
    (STFM)

    Jeff Tiemstra, MD, FAAFP
    Program Director, Elkhorn, WI