Fall Student Conference Connects Students, Physicians, Residents: Registration Opens June 3 PDF Print Email
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Fall Student Conference Connects Students, Physicians, Residents: Registration Opens June 3

The Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan’s 11th annual Michigan Future of Family Medicine Conference & Residency Connection is the must-attend event for medical students of every program year. 

The 2024 one-day conference is being held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Sheraton Novi Hotel in Novi, easily accessible off I-96. 

Programming includes:

  • Hands-on workshops featuring several clinical procedures that family physicians perform in outpatient settings — punch and shave biopsies, suturing, and women’s health procedures. Practicing physicians will lead the workshops, assist students, and answer questions, with residents on-hand to help as well.

  • “Careers in Family Medicine” small group discussions. In a round-robin “speed-dating” format, students will have the opportunity to talk with seasoned family physicians about their subspecialties and special areas of interest, such as rural medicine, gender-affirming care, obesity medicine, sports medicine, and a lot more.

  • Two hours of dedicated time to talk with residency program directors, faculty, and residents. This is especially important for 2025 graduates who will be applying for residency positions.

The cost of attending the conference is just $60 for student members of MAFP, and Academy membership is free. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Here’s what some past conference attendees and volunteers had to say about their experience: 

“The MAFP Future of Family Medicine Conference was a great way to interface with students outside of the traditional residency fair context. You get lots more time to interact with them and teach them about the breadth and depth of Family Medicine” — Nicholas Schenk, MD, program director, ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital Family Medicine Residency. 

“The 2023 MAFP Future of Family Medicine Conference was my first conference, and I couldn't be more grateful that I learned about it in time to attend. I was a bit nervous, but everyone was kind, enthusiastic, and approachable. The table leads were welcoming and open in their discussions, and the topic lineup was so diverse. I also enjoyed the clinical workshops and getting to know some of the other attendees. The residency expo was a wonderful way to learn more about programs, and the more intimate setting made these professional interactions feel more conversational and less intimidating. I feel so much more prepared for future conferences and am already looking forward to returning for the next one as an MS4! Thanks MAFP!”  —  Paige Soares, MAFP Student Member.

Call for Residency Program Exhibitors

The Michigan Future of Family Medicine Conference & Residency Connection provides a valuable opportunity for programs to highlight their unique qualities, showcase our state, and get to know rising applicants in an informal setting. The date of the conference makes it a prime opportunity to get “last looks” before programs begin reviewing applications.

Call for Clinical Workshop Leaders & Instructors

Do you have a passion for teaching medical students? Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan is seeking family physicians to lead a clinical workshop and help instruct students as they practice the skill taught to them, and residents to assist. 

Call for “Careers in Family Medicine” Small Group Leaders

Practicing physicians are being sought to lead small-group tabletop discussions about subspecialties / special areas of interest. 

Attendee, residency program, and volunteer registration opens June 3.