Beyond Clinical & Curriculum: 2020 FM Resident Conference

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

EVENT CANCELLED: To adhere to recommendations from Governor Whitmer and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention regarding social distancing, and recognizing that MAFP members are working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic and devoting time to care for patients, this conference is cancelled. News about future MAFP and Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan events is available at and will be updated as the COVID-19 threat subsides. We encourage you to visit MAFP’s COVID-19 information and resources webpage—a “one-stop” compilation of up-to-date information from and links to expert organizations. Please email or call 517.347.0098 if you have any questions.

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.

Support provided by a grant from the AAFP Foundation through the Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium.


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
Hear from a panel of family physicians about 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 -12:30 pm
Networking Lunch with Employers & Recruiters
Connect 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 Employers & Recruiters

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


Registration Information

Early-bird pricing ends 03/16/2020
Online registration ends 03/16/2020

Contact Information

Denna Bunting, Meeting Planner

Registration Rates

(through March 16)


(March 17-April 30)


Exhibitor Opportunities

Employers, recruiters, and organizations that offer information, products, and services relevant to the practice of family medicine are invited to exhibit at Beyond Clinical & Curriculum to connect with residents. READ MORE