August 27-28, 2021 | Jefferson City | Capitol Plaza Hotel

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 about what they wish they knew when they began this new phase of their careers.


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

Family medicine residents and medical students will have access to the resources they need as they embark on the next phase of their careers.  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
  • POCUS procedures workshop
  • Elect your new alternate resident and student board members

Conference Schedule

Friday – August 27, 2021   

TimeEvent/TopicSpeaker/Additional Info
12:00 pmRegistration
1:30 pmWelcome, Overview and IntroductionsKathy Pabst, MBA, CAE, MAFP Executive Director
Pam Cochran, CMP, MSACOFP Executive Director
2:00 pmOpening Keynote – Being Selfish Isn’t Always a Bad Thing –
How to be at Your Best
Chad Carden, The Carden Group
3:00 pmPathway to Engagement Sarah Cole, DO, FAAFP, MAFP Past President
3:30 pmBreakout SessionsStudents: Insights from Family Medicine Residency Directors - Sarah Cole, DO, FAAFP, Mercy Family Medicine Residency and
Beth Rosemergy, DO, FAAFP, UMKC Family Medicine Residency

Residents: Contract Negotiations to Protect You Blake Markus, JD, President, Carson & Coil Law Firm
4:30 pmMeet in hotel lobby for bus to tour Missouri State Penitentiary tourist attraction
5:00 pmTour of Missouri State Penitentiary
6:30 pmDinner at Prison Brews
8:00 pmReturn to hotel

Saturday – August 28, 2021 

TimeEvent/TopicSpeaker/Additional Info
7:30 amBreakfast
8:00 amMAFP Leadership Opportunities and Resident and Student Alternate Board Member Elections
8:45 amFinancial Strategies and Loan Repayment OptionsJoni Adamson, Missouri Health Professional Placement Services
9:30 amABFM: Maintaining Certification after ResidencySarah Cole, DO, FAAFP, MAFP Past President
10:00 amProcedures Workshop: Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)Kevin Gray, MD, UMKC Family Medicine Residency
TBA, Presenter
11:00 amMissouri Mingle Networking with Missouri Residencies and Recruiters
12:00 pmWrap Up - Grab and Go Boxed Lunches


All family medicine residents and medical students interested in family medicine are invited to attend at no cost. Lodging (based on double occupancy) and meals are included. This conference will provide resources and practical tools to use throughout residency or your career after residency.

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

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.