June 10, 2022| Lodge at Old Kinderhook | Camdenton, MO

Let’s explore family medicine!  Whether you are a student considering your specialty or a resident preparing for practice, this conference will provide you with useful and practical tools to guide you through your next steps.  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 about what they wish they knew when they began this new phase of their careers.


Every participant will leave the conference armed with ideas that will prepare them as they start practicing as a Missouri 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 excellent performance
  • Valuable peer and family medicine expert connections and resources
  • Strategies for applying to a family medicine residency program
  • Contract negotiations to protect newly employed family physicians
  • Financial strategies to pay off student loans
  • Procedures workshop
  • Elect your new alternate resident and student board members

Conference Schedule

Thursday | June 9, 2022

TimeEvent/TopicSpeaker/Additional Info
6:30 pmReception and Wilderness MedicineMorgan Murray, MD, Resident
Location - Ha Ha Tonka State Park
You're responsible for your own transportation to this reception.


Friday | June 10, 2022

TimeEvent/TopicSpeaker/Additional Info
7:30 amRegistration
8:00 amWelcome, Overview and Introductions Kathy Pabst, MBA, CAE, MAFP Executive Director
John Paulson, DO, PhD, FAAFP, MAFP Board Chair
8:15 amOpening Keynote – Family Medicine Works for YouTodd Shaffer, MD, MBA, AAFP Board Member
9:15 amPathway to Engagement through AdvocacyKathy Pabst, MBA, CAE, MAFP Executive Director
9:45 amBreakout Session: Students - How to Stand Out When Applying to Residency Kevin W. Gray, MD, CAQ-SM, FAAFP, UMKC Family Medicine Residency
Kelly Dougherty, MD, PGY1, Mercy Family Medicine Residency
9:45 amBreakout Session: Residents - Business and Employment ContractsBlake Markus, JD, Carson & Coil Law Firm
10:30 amBreak and Poster DisplaysSubmit your poster here
11:00 amBreakout Session: Students - Prepare for the Residency InterviewMichael Mann, CoxHealth Medical Center
11:00 amBreakout Session: Residents - Scope of Practice for Residents and MoonlightingTodd Shaffer, MD, MBA, FAAFP, AAFP Board Member
11:45 amLunch
12:15 pmPoster Contest Judging and Winners Announced
1:00 pmMAFP Leadership Opportunities and Resident and Student Alternate Board Member ElectionsBill Plank, CAE, MAFP Assistant Executive Director
1:30 pmSocial Media and Patient CareJacob Shepherd, MD, FAAFP, St. Luke’s Medical Center
2:00 pmProcedures Workshop: Knee and Shoulder InjectionsJohn Paulson, DO, PhD, FAAFP, KCU Joplin
Barbara Miller, MD, FAAFP, Freeman Health Center FMR
3:00 pmFinancial Options and Loan Repayment for a Secure FutureJoni Adamson, Missouri Health Professional Placement Services
3:30 pmFamily Life, Family Medicine and Everything in BetweenJacob Shepherd, MD, FAAFP, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Kansas City
Amanda Shipp, MD, Capitol Region Medical Center, Versailles
4:00 pmMissouri Mingle NetworkingMissouri Residencies and Recruiters
5:00 pmSafe travels home!

Co-Sponsored by:
Family Health Foundation of Missouri
Missouri Health Professional Placement Services (MHPPS),
Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians,
RSM Inc.


All Missouri family medicine residents and medical students interested in family medicine are invited to attend at no cost. You must be an MAFP member (Sign up by clicking either Student or Resident).  Lodging (based on double occupancy) and meals are included.

Registration is supported by the Family Health Foundation of Missouri. One night’s lodging will be provided based on double occupancy.

Questions? Contact the MAFP office at (573) 635-0830 or email office@mo-afp.org

Missouri Mingle

An invitation for Missouri family medicine residency programs and recruiters.

Join family medicine residency programs and recruiters during an informal meeting to discuss recruitment opportunities with residents and students.  This one-hour event will be just the right amount of time for you to meet with Missouri’s finest family medicine residents and students.  Sponsorships are also available.

Poster Contest

Enhance your scholarly activities by participating in the MAFP Poster Contest.  Judging will occur during the Transition to Practice conference and winners will be announced during the Missouri Mingle reception.  Cash prizes are awarded:  First Place:  $300; Second Place:  $200; and Third Place:  $100, per poster.  Sign up to participate by clicking here.