It’s July again!  And that means something amazing.  AAFP’s National Conference is at the end of the month!  And I get to go back.  I’m giddy with excitement.  I cannot wait to be surrounded by my people again.  I have a scholarship through the Family Medicine Leads program.  So in addition to getting to go to conference, I also get to go to wonderful leadership workshops.  It is going to be amazing.  Sure Kansas City is hot, but that’s what air conditioners are for.  🙂 If you saw my previous post, you know I like lists, so here’s another one.

aafp-conf-logoWhy You Should Attend AAFP’s National Conference

  •  You’ll see your people.  They all love family medicine.  They want you to love it too.  It is the most energizing engaging group.  I’m excited just thinking about seeing all of them again.
  • You’ll meet residency programs.  You get to talk to so many programs from across the country.  Often they bring their residents so you can see if you would fit in with them.  And they are all in one place.  You don’t have to book 15 flights.  You can meet them all in one place.  This is a huge benefit for medical students.
  • The workshops and lectures.  Interested in Direct Primary Care?  There’s a lecture for that.  From an expert that started his own practice.  Or maybe you want to get involved with politics?  There’s a workshop.  Or maybe you want to learn how to inject an elbow, you can do that too.
  • Leadership opportunities.  I am so excited about my Family Medicine Leads Scholarship.  I am looking forward to starting a project that will help improve the health of my community.  More info on that later!

These are just a few of the reasons I should see you there!  I’ll be at a ton of workshops and I’ll also be hanging out with my awesome program.  Let me know if I’ll see you there! Don’t forget to book a hotel within walking distance of the convention center (seriously, within 2-3 blocks, KC is hot!!).  Also, download the app and map out what you want to do ahead of time.  With so many different opportunities it is super important to plan ahead!

Shannon