Another successful National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students took place in Kansas City, August 2-4. A total of 64 medical students and residents from around the state of Georgia were in attendance along with the following 11 Georgia state residency programs: Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center FMRP, Columbus FMRP, Emory FMRP, Augusta University Medical College of GA FMRP, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Floyd FMRP, Savannah FMRP Memorial Medical Center, Phoebe FMRP, Gwinnett Medical Center FMRP, Houston FMRP, and WellStar Kennestone FMRP.
In addition, we had representation in both the resident and student categories for the National Conference Congress. Dr. Jessica Brumfield from the Georgia South Family Medicine Residency at Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie served as our resident delegate and Dr. Joshua Koerner from Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville served as our alternate. Macy McNair from the Morehouse School of Medicine Program in Atlanta served as our student delegate and Nick Schoenmann from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta served as our alternate student delegate.
Macy McNair, a medical student at Morehouse School of Medicine stated, “one of my favorite features of the conference was the expo hall”. “I wish it was possible for all students to attend the conference to give everyone a baseline of the numerous opportunities family medicine offers”.
GAFP member and Resident Alternate Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates Natalie Britt, M.D. was one of eight Adolescent Immunization Award Research Poster Winners to share best practices and techniques to boost adolescent immunizations at the national conference. Congratulations Dr. Brit!
Poster award winner Jordan Roberts, M.D., left, of the St. Mark’s Family Medicine Residency in Salt Lake City, explains his project to Eddie Richardson, M.D., Board Chair of the Georgia AFP
Another event that occurred at the AAFP National Conference was the Faces of Family Medicine: An Interactive Storytelling Event. GAFP Board Chair – Eddie Richardson, Jr., MD, FAAFP were amongst top panelists representing the diversity of choice within family medicine sharing his experiences, advice, and passion for primary care. Click here to view the video.
Storytellers: Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, MSHP, FAAFP; LTC Julie Hundertmark, MD, FAAFP; Eddie Richardson, Jr., MD, FAAFP; Renee Crichlow, MD; Kari Mader, MD, MPH
Georgia AFP Exhibits
Current residents from our programs were there to offer information and share their passion for family medicine with medical students, who were excited and energetic about family medicine and the future. The steady stream of medical students visiting the Georgia programs was non-stop for three days, and our programs engaged with hundreds of prospective applicants where they united to create a strong presence to the students.