Beyond Clinical & Curriculum: 2019 FM Resident Conference

May 10, 2019
The Johnson Center at Cleary University | 3750 Cleary Drive, Howell, MI

Register by March 29 to save!

Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan's Student & Resident Education Committee is excited to invite Family Medicine Residents to our first conference targeted solely to residents.

Beyond Clinical & Curriculum:
2019 Family Medicine Resident Conference
Friday, May 10, 2019
The Johnson Center at Cleary University / Howell, MI 48843

The goal of this inaugural conference is to share insight, tools, and best practices that will enable our future Family Physicians to better prepare for a fulfilling career in Family Medicine. Don't miss this ideal opportunity to meet with future employers, supporters, and colleagues!


Subject to change

8:30-9 a.m.
Continental Breakfast & Check-in

9-9:15 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions
Christine Medaugh, MD, Chair, FMFM Student & Resident Education Committee, Livonia Health Center-University of Michigan, Livonia, MI

9:15-10:15 a.m.
Create a Rewarding FM Career Path
Family Medicine offers a multitude of practice options. Gain insight from a panel of Family Physicians who will share their experiences of practicing in different settings throughout their careers, and get your questions answered as you explore the environments that will best suit your lifestyle, income, and career goals.
Glenn Dregansky, DO, FAAFP, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI
Mary Marshall, MD, RN, Family Physician, Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI
Srikar Reddy, MD, FAAFP, Medical Director, 4-Serv Family Medicine, Ascension Health, South Lyon, MI
Ekram Smith, MD, Family Physician, Shiawassee Physician Services, Owosso, MI

10:20-11:20 a.m.
Prep Like a Pro: Acing the Interview
As residency graduation approaches, your focus will undoubtedly shift to your job search. Learn the "do's and don'ts" of interviewing, including how to brand yourself and questions you should ask a potential employer.
Jacalyn Courney, Physician Recruitment Manager, Dickinson Healthcare System, Iron Mountain, MI

11:20 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
Networking Lunch with Exhibitors
This is an ideal opportunity to meet with potential employers and other professionals who support Michigan Family Physicians.  

Exhibitor & Sponsor Opportunities »

12:35 p.m.-1:35 p.m.
Financial Well-being During Residency & Beyond
In the face of a heavy debt load and day-to-day expenses, managing your personal finances will prove to be a rewarding lifelong discipline. Learn strategies to establish a strong financial foundation during residency on which you may build throughout your career.
Jon Solitro, Washington Avenue Advisors, Lansing, MI
Amanda Pavlat, Washington Avenue Advisors, Lansing, MI

1:35-2 p.m.
Networking Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

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2-3:15 p.m.
Understanding Your Employment Contract
So you aced the interview and received a job offer. Now what? Knowing what to look for in a contract and how to negotiate the terms to meet your goals are key. Learn "business of medicine" best practices and pitfalls to avoid before you sign on the dotted line.
Adil Daudi, JD, Partner/Attorney, Daudi & Kroll, P.C., Okemos, MI
Nick Garlinghouse, JD, Associate, Daudie & Kroll, P.C., Okemos, MI

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Christine Medaugh, MD


Registration Information

Register by March 29 for the Greatest Savings! »

MAFP Resident Member

  • $ 75.00 Early-bird Rate by March 29
  • $ 95.00 Regular Rate by May 1
  • $115.00.00 Late Rate After May 1

Non-MAFP Member - Resident:

  • $125.00 Early-bird Rate by March 29
  • $145.00 Regular Rate by May 1
  • $165.00 Late Rate After May 1

Registration Information

Early-bird pricing ends 03/29/2019
Online registration ends 05/09/2019

Contact Information

Denise Cook, MS

Register today to reserve your seat!

Exhibitor & Sponsor Opportunities »


Attire for this conference is business casual.

Conference Parking

Parking is complimentary for all conference attendees and guests.

Internet Connectivity

Wireless internet is complimentary throughout the venue.

E-friendly Environment

FMFM encourages the use of smart phones, laptops, and tablets to help you stay connected throughout the conference.


All cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing to MAFP no later than May 1, 2019. An administration fee of $50 will be deducted from any / all cancellations. Substitutions are accepted in lieu of a cancellation and will be charged the appropriate registration rate if different from the original registration.


Contact Denise Cook, MS, MAFP Director of Professional Development & Strategic Initiatives at 517.664.9080 or