• 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.

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

    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.  

    View the Schedule»

    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.

    Two Special Programming Events Available on March 3 – Newly Updated!

    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.

    Learn More»


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    If your email address is not recognized, it means that AAFP has a different email address on your account or there was an email typo when you tried to log in. 

    You may reach an AAFP Member Resource Center staff via Live Chat (link to the right of the webpage) or phone at (800) 274-2237 Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. or send an email to events@aafp.org to verify your registration information or for login support.

    I forgot my password, what can I do?

    If you forgot your password, please click the “Forgot My Password?” link to reset it on the log-in page.

    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:

    • Make sure your browser is up to date with the latest version
    • Disable any large or privacy-related browser extensions or plug-ins
    • Ensure that your browser is allowing use of your camera and microphone
    • ·Ensure that your computer is allowing use of your camera and microphone in your device settings
    • Clear your cache, cookies and browsing data of all time or use a private/incognito browser window if you are experiencing any issues
    • Maximize your internet connection by connecting your computer by an ethernet cable directly from your internet router
    • If you must use Wi-Fi, try and use the 5GHz network and make sure you are 5-8 ft from your router.
    • Close out other apps on your device that aren’t essential to your live stream
    • Disconnect other non-essential devices around your home (or office) that are connected to the internet: streaming devices, tablets, phones, video game systems, and/or smart TVs
    • For firewall issues: contact your company’s IT department about whitelisting aafp-rls.junolive.co.  As an alternative, you can go to https://effortz.com/add-website-browsers-trusted-sites-windows-os/  to try and troubleshoot your own device.

    Visit the FAQ page on the RLS platform for more useful resources.

    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

    Ways to Register for the Residency Leadership Summit

    Pre-payment is required for participation. To ensure timely access to the event, credit card payment is strongly encouraged. 

    1. Online 
    Access the online registration form

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

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

    Registration Fees

    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.

    CME Accreditation

    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:

    • What Happened After the SOAP? Outcomes of Residents and Programs in the WWAMI Region
    • Innovation Showcase (Thursday): Tradition!
    • Innovation Showcase (Thursday): Investing in Scholarly Activity: Residency Research “Shark Tank”   
    • Innovation Showcase (Friday): If You Build It, They Will Come: Implementation of Program Coordinator Office Hours to Improve Resident Wellness

    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.

    FAQs and Checklists

    Recorded Speaker Trainings

    Note: Some adjustments were made after the trainings, so be sure to review the FAQs for the most up-to-date information.

    Login and Practice

    • Click here to join the platform. Login using your AAFP credentials.
    • Speaker Practice Room has been set up for all speakers to use. The practice room is open until 5pm Central Time on Wednesday, 3/3, so don’t wait!

    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 

    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