Beyond Clinical & Curriculum: 2020 FM Resident Conference

May 1, 2020
Okemos Conference Center | 2187 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI


Explore the multitude of practice options that a family medicine career offers, while gaining insight from experts to prepare for interviewing, understanding the employment contract, and making sound financial planning decisions. Plus, connect with employers, recruiters, and other supporters of family medicine.


Subject to change

8:30-9 am
Continental Breakfast & Check-in

9 - 9:15 am
Welcome & Introductions

9:15 - 10:15 am
Create a Rewarding Family Medicine 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 and models that will best suit your lifestyle, income, and career goals.

10:20 - 11:20 am
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.

11:20 am -12:35 pm
Networking Lunch with Employers & Recruiters
This is an ideal opportunity to meet with potential employers and other professionals who support Michigan family physicians.

12:35 pm - 1:35 pm
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.

1:35 - 2 pm
Networking Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

2 - 3:15 pm
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.

3:15 - 3:30 pm
Closing Remarks


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