Are you ready for the next step in your career, or are you still in medical school contemplating your specialty? Years of planning and education have brought you to where you are today as you transition to practice as a Missouri family physician.  Missouri family physicians will share their knowledge and experiences about what they wish they knew, one step at a time, as they began this new phase of their career.


This conference will provide resources and practical tools to family medicine residents and medical students as they begin the next phase of your education and career.  Every participant will leave the conference armed with ideas and practices that will prepare them as they start practicing as a Missouri family physician.

Family medicine residents and medical students will have access to resources they need as they embark on the next step of their careers…practicing as a family physician.   Participants will experience a welcoming environment to exchange information and ideas with fellow residents, students, and physicians during this interactive conference.  You will learn about:

  • Leadership skills essential to performing well in their role
  • Resources as well as valuable peer and family medicine expert connection
  • Strategies for applying for a family medicine residency
  • Contract negotiations
  • How to serve targeted populations
  • POCUS procedures workshop
  • AND, elect your new alternate resident and student board of directors
More Information

This conference is being held in conjunction with the MAFP’s Show Me Family Medicine Conference and sessions will be concurrent with Saturday’s CME.  Residents and students may register for one or both of these conferences.  For more information, email Kathy Pabst at


The MAFP will provide lodging for those attendees who choose to share a room with another resident or student — we will work with you to make these arrangements.  For those who choose to have a separate room, you will be responsible for your own lodging expense and reservation.

Resort Information

Margaritaville Lake Resort (MLR)
494 Tan Tar A Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Group Lodging Code:  FMLY
Online Reservation

In Person Meeting Safety

The MAFP is providing facial masks, hand sanitizer, and social distancing to ensure the safety of our members as they attend our conference.  Margaritaville Lake Resort has outlined their safety and protection measures and you can find them by clicking here.


Contact the MAFP office at (573) 635-0830 or email