GAFP Stands Strong during the AAFP National Conference

The NEW virtual three-day National Conference of Family Medicine residents and medical students featured virtual workshops, social and networking events, an expo hall featuring hundreds of family medicine residencies, and resident and student congresses. A total of 70 active medical students and residents from around the state of Georgia participated in the virtual conference along with the following Georgia state residency programs: Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center FMRP, Columbus FMRP, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Floyd FMRP, Northeast Georgia FMRP, Northside Gwinnett Medical Center FMRP, Houston FMRP, and Wellstar Kennestone FMRP.

The GAFP had representation in both the resident and student delegate categories. Dr. Kamal Mohiddiun from the Memorial Health Family Medicine Residency Program in Savannah served as our resident delegate and Dr. Macy McNair from Morehouse School of Medicine FMRP in Atlanta served as our alternate. Grace Saxon and Lindsey Wells, both from the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta served as our student delegate and alternate student, respectively.

The National Congress of Family Medicine Residents (NCFMR) and the National Congress of Student Members (NCSM) traditionally meet during National Conference, but congress sessions were moved to virtual due to Covid-19 and our delegates were unable to attend the conference in-person. The GAFP instead offered delegates and opportunity to attend the GAFP August Conclave at Callaway Gardens, where they participated in a networking dinner and other online virtual leadership sessions as a state.

GAFP student delegate, Grace Saxon said, “It has been a wonderful experience serving a Georgia student delegate.”

GAFP resident delegate, Dr. Kamal Mohiddiun said, “I very much enjoyed serving as a GAFP resident delegate. It motivates me to get more involved in the direction of my residency but also gets me thinking about applying for some of these national positions next year. Thank you for the opportunity.”

GAFP resident alternate delegate, Dr. Macy McNair said, “It was an honor to experience the first virtual AAFP National Conference while representing and serving the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians as a resident alternate delegate. To lend my voice to offer examples, possible solutions, or to simply cosign on common practices was an amazing experience. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as a GAFP delegate!