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March | 2024

Family Medicine has record Match Day!

Read more in the AAFP’s article, Another Record Match Day for Family Medicine, and a more in-depth look at the 2024 numbers is available on the AAFP’s Match analysis webpage. For the class of 2025 and beyond, check out the AAFP’s match resources, including 2024-25 version of Strolling Through the Match and an upcoming webinar on April 9, "We Matched. You Can Too" for students.

FMEC 2024 Annual Meeting Updates

Exhibitor, Sponsor and Residency Fair registration will open this week!

Watch your email for links to sign up for the Residency Fair, or to exhibit or sponsor the meeting. If you are not already an FMEC Partner and getting a discount on your Residency Fair booth, consider joining before you register.

Exhibit or Sponsor!

Your company or residency program can get enhanced exposure by exhibiting, or by sponsoring the meeting. Check out the opportunities in the 2024 Annual Meeting Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus.

Reminder of the schedule change

As previously communicated, we have eliminated programming on Sunday. Preconferences will occur on Thursday, September 19, and the meeting itself will be held all day Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21. Attendees should plan to arrive on Wednesday (for preconferences) or Thursday, and leave on Saturday evening or Sunday morning. 

New record for educational program submissions!

The 2024 Annual Meeting is shaping up to be our biggest ever! As of the February deadline, the FMEC had received 426 program submissions – compared to 267 in 2022 and 320 in 2023. It’s wonderful to have so much interest in presenting at the FMEC. Submissions came from all over the FMEC region, from about 100 unique programs and institutions, with Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey submitting the most. All submissions are in the process of being reviewed by your peers of family physicians in order to build an academically strong and inspiring program. All authors will receive feedback on their submissions that can be used for future growth and improvement. If you submitted a proposal, you will find out if you were accepted, declined, or asked to revise your presentation in May 2024.

ALSO Instructor and POCUS workshops planned for September 19

Once again, the FMEC expects to offer an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Instructor Course workshop all day, as well as two Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) workshops in collaboration with the Global Ultrasound Institute (GUSI), on Thursday, September 19. Each year, we hear from people who wanted to attend but didn’t make plans early enough. Mark your calendars and prepare your budgets now! Note that to attend the ALSO Instructor Course, you must have attended an ALSO Course. Use the AAFP ALSO Course website to find one now and attend before September!

Opportunities for You

Transform Your Family Medicine Residency Program

Get the FMEC discount on Rosh Review products

Spring into excellence with Rosh Review! Collaborate with FMEC and provide your residents with a comprehensive family medicine Qbank. Empower them with 2,000 ABFM-formatted questions, detailed explanations, and performance insights. Contact Sam at to arrange a demo or receive a price quote with the exclusive FMEC discount. Elevate your program's standards!

Free POCUS and the Patient Experience webinar on March 27

The FMEC’s partners at the Global Ultrasound Institute (GUSI) are offering a free webinar, POCUS and the Patient Experience, on March 27, 2024 at Noon Eastern. POCUS is a powerful technology that allows you to see inside the body in real time, improving diagnosis, treatment, and patient outcomes. In this webinar, you will learn how POCUS changes the game of bedside medicine. Hear about the latest research on how POCUS affects patient perceptions and satisfaction, and why it is essential for patient-centric care. Our POCUS experts will share tips and examples on how to use POCUS effectively in your practice and enhance the patient experience. To register for the webinar, visit GUSI Webinar: POCUS and the Patient Experience. See more upcoming events at GUSI Upcoming Events.

Equity in Medical Education Summit is April 2

The 2nd Annual Equity in Medical Education Summit, "Transforming Medical Education: Recruitment in the Face of SCOTUS," will be held on April 2, 2024, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA, from 8:00am to 3:30pm. The event is free and offers attendees up to 4.0 CME credits. The event is presented by the Consortium of DEI Health Educators (CDHE). Following recent Supreme Court rulings, this summit addresses challenges and opportunities in medical education recruitment. Keynote speakers include William McDade, MD, PhD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at ACGME, and Leon McDougle, MD, MPH, Chief Diversity Officer at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. In addition, a Senior Leadership Roundtable Discussion will address Focusing on URM Student Success. Visit the Consortium of DEI Health Educators to register.

Registration is open for DPC Summit, June 20-23

Wherever you are in your direct primary care (DPC) journey, you'll find the expertise you need to reach the next level at DPC Summit, June 20–23, in Dallas, Texas. The FMEC is a founding partner of the DPC Summit and presents it along with the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the DPC Alliance.

FMEC Updates

FMEC Healthcare Innovators Network write ups available

Since 2008, the FMEC has hosted the Healthcare Innovators Network during its Annual Meeting, where industry leaders present cutting-edge practices and more. You can catch up on these presentations by reading short write-ups posted on the FMEC Annual Meeting Healthcare Innovators Network page. The FMEC is very grateful to One Medical for their support of the event, and for participating to showcase their unique model. Do you have an innovation to share? The FMEC is working on the agenda for the 2024 Healthcare Innovators Network now. Contact Scott Allen at to discuss presentations and/or sponsorship.

Your colleagues may not be getting FMEC emails

Have you ever said “hey, did you see that email from the FMEC?” and get a blank stare from a colleague who you know participates in the FMEC? Here are some steps you can take to make sure the faculty and residents in your department are getting FMEC emails. 1) Ask them to check their spam folders; 2) make sure your IT department is allowing emails with the extension “” to go through; and 3) tell them to contact FMEC to make sure they are actively subscribed. Unfortunately, many faculty and residents in the FMEC region have hit “unsubscribe” on one previous FMEC email, so they no longer get ANY emails from us. We can send those individuals a resubscribe link if they let us know. In order to get a resubscribe link, people should contact Jennifer Stamper at

Join the FMEC

Get discounts as an FMEC Partner or Member

Joining the FMEC as an individual or institution not only helps support the FMEC mission and promote family medicine, but it gives you tangible benefits and discounts. Programs who are FMEC Partners receive $300 discounts on their Residency Fair booths, and individuals who join, or receive complimentary memberships through an FMEC Partner organization, receive $50-75 discounts on registration. Read more about FMEC Memberships and Partnerships now and join or renew. And don’t forget to watch the FMEC Special Edition email newsletter for job and fellowship openings from FMEC Silver Partners and above.

A hearty THANK YOU to the residency programs, medical schools, and health systems who have joined or renewed their FMEC partnerships. See the full list at FMEC Partners. The support of these FMEC partners is critical to the FMEC’s success.

Upcoming Meetings

A selection of upcoming family medicine and primary care meetings, nationally and in the FMEC region. If you have a meeting to be listed, please email

March 25-27, 2024 – AAFP Residency Leadership Summit/Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD), Kansas City, KS

March 27-31, 2024 – Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Annual Medical Education Conference, New Orleans, LA

April 4-7, 2024 – American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

April 18-20, 2024 – AAFP Leadership Conference, Kansas City, MO

May 4-8, 2024 – STFM Annual Spring Conference, Los Angeles, CA

May 19-21, 2024 – AAFP Family Medicine Advocacy Summit, Washington, DC

May 30-June 1, 2024 – AMSA Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA

June 20-23, 2024 – Direct Primary Care Summit, Dallas, TX

August 1-3, 2024 – AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students, Kansas City

September 15-18, 2024 – STFM Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement, Denver, CO

September 19-21, 2024 – FMEC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

September 24-28, 2024 – AAFP FMX, Phoenix, AZ

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