I liked so many things about the conference but the main thing that I liked was the positive energy and strong voice from the family medicine leaders. It inspired me and showed me that we really can make a difference. I also learned that I can tailor my practice to my strengths and interests, and that I can become proficient in procedures and inpatient work.
National Conference showed me that full scope family medicine is a reality, that doctors can still have their own practice, that there are people who go into family medicine as a choice, ect. I was a little reluctant to attend national conference [prior to my] preceptorship program, but after the program I had no reservation!
This was my third time attending the conference [and] I always feel more excited about my future career prospects after attending the conference. [It gave] the opportunity to talk to many residency directors and current residents about their residency programs. I am currently in the application process for residency and it helped me tremendously to narrow down my application list. It makes makes my decision of where to apply/where to attend residency a little easier.
I was fairly undecided about what specialty I wanted to pursue, although FM was at the top of my list, but he NC solidified my decision to pursue FM.
I became more energized about the match process and excited to explore all the opportunities within the FM field. Getting a chance to speak with residents and faculty members from other programs gave me a new perspective.
I really enjoyed main stage sessions, especially by Jeffrey Brenner. Hot spotting is such a cool initiative and something to tangible that we can understand and start to think about. The conference was overwhelmingly positive and I am very grateful to have had the chance to attend. It opened my mind up to the arrangements of care and the importance of caring for patients in a team setting and to practice t the highest capacity of your degree.