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Michigan Future of Family Medicine Conference & Residency Connection
Saturday, September 16, 2023, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

Michigan Future of Family Medicine Conference & Residency Connection

This annual conference, now in its 10th year, provides opportunities for medical students to explore the breadth and depth of the family medicine specialty. Highlights include discussions with family physicians and family medicine residency faculty; hands-on workshops for learning and practicing clinical procedures common in the family medicine outpatient setting; and two hours of dedicated time to connect with residency programs and other organizations that support medical students.


Intended Audience

Medical students


  • MAFP Student Member: $60*
  • Student Non-member: $90

*Student membership in the Academy is FREE - click here to join!


7:45 – 8:15 am
Check-in & Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 am
Welcome & Introductions

8:30 – 9:50 am
Career Options in Family Medicine Small Group Discussions
A career in family medicine provides opportunities for following one's special interests and passions, from addiction medicine to sports medicine to gender-affirming care. This provides long-term practice flexibility. Over the course of nearly 2 hours, you will participate in round robin-style small group discussions led by practicing family physicians, about subspecialties/special areas of focus. Get your questions answered and build your family medicine network.

9:50 – 10 am


10 am – 12:25 pm
Workshops: Casting & Splinting, Suturing, Women's Health Procedures
Family physicians are trained to perform a number of in-office procedures, including maternity-related procedures, IUD placement, colonoscopies, endoscopies, colposcopies, skin biopsies, vasectomies, and more. At the conference, teams of family physicians and resident physicians will instruct and coach you as you practice casting and splinting, suturing lacerations, and conducting a variety of women's health procedures.

  • 10 - 10:40 am
    Workshop Session A
  • 10:55 - 11:35 am
    Workshop Session B
  • 11:50 am - 12:30 pm
    Workshop Session C

12:30 - 2:30 pm
Residency Connection, Exhibits & Lunch
Michigan is home to 39 family medicine residency programs located in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the state. Connect with directors, faculty, and residents as you explore the best fit for your residency training. This is a prime opportunity for rising fourth-year medical students to get a "last look," with the 2024 residency application opening on Sept. 6 and programs beginning their review on Sept. 27. Organizations/Companies that provide information, goods, and/or services in support of medical students are also invited to exhibit.

Programs registered as of Aug. 28, with more to come:
  • Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital Family Medicine Residency
  • Ascension Providence Family Medicine Residency
  • Ascension St. John Hospital Family Medicine Residency
  • Corewell Health-Grosse Pointe Family Medicine Residency
  • Corewell Health-Troy Family Medicine Residency
  • Corewell Health-Wayne Family Medicine Residency
  • Corewell Health / Michigan State University Family Medicine Residency
  • Detroit Medical Center/Sinai Grace Family Medicine Residency
  • Henry Ford Hospital Family Medicine Residency
  • Honor Community Health
  • ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital Family Medicine Residency
  • Sparrow / Michigan State University Family Medicine Residency
  • Trinity Health-Livingston Family Medicine Residency
  • Trinity Health-Livonia Family Medicine Residency
  • Trinity Health-Muskegon Family Medicine Residency
  • University of Michigan Family Medicine Residency
  • Wayne State University Family Medicine Residency
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency-Battle Creek
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency-Kalamazoo

2:30 pm
Conference Concludes


Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel
21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi, MI
Easily accessible from I-96

Contact: Sarah Pinder, Director of Member Engagement, [email protected]