2017 Futures Class
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The Foundation and its Futures Program Sponsors are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for residents, fellows and advanced practitioners who are interested in a career in post-acute and long-term-care medicine: the Futures Program. A recent graduate noted:

The Futures Program was an outstanding educational experience - I was able to meet peers from around the nation and share our goals and philosophies. The lectures gave us a solid framework for understanding what it takes to become a medical director. The Futures Program is fundamental for anyone planning a career in post-acute & long-term care medicine.

Held during AMDA's annual symposium each year, this intensive learning experience is designed to expose participants to the numerous career opportunities available in post-acute & long-term care medicine. All participants who are chosen for this program will receive the following benefits:

  • Admission to the Futures Program on March 22, 2018;
  • 3-Day registration to AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference 2018, in Grapevine, TX;
  • One year of AMDA-The Society membership (includes FREE webinars); and
  • Access to a program dedicated to professional development, Futures participants will receive additional benefits each year when they renew their Society membership.

    Participants will also enjoy:

    • Year 1: Complimentary Society membership, including FREE webinars.
    • Year 2: Access to the Society's online ProLibrary 
    • Year 3: 25% off your registration to the Society's annual conference 
    • Year 4: 25% discount for your online Core Curriculum registration 
    • Year 5: 30% off a full set of CPGs or Medication Management book, both popular resources.

In addition to the benefits listed above, participants who are granted a full award will also receive:

  • Transportation to and from the meeting in accordance with Foundation travel policies; and
  • Four nights lodging from March 21-25, 2018 (to be shared with one Futures Program participant

Due to funding constraints there are a very limited number of full awards available. Many fellowship and/or residency programs will pay for travel/lodging to one professional conference per year. Talk with your program director and let them know that this is THE Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine program to attend in 2018! The online application deadline for the 2018 program is November 17, 2017.  

Click here to listen to Drs. Leigh DeShong, Heather Hopkins Gil and Karen Kirkham share their experience from the 2016 Futures program in the accompanying video.

Listen to AMDA member, Dr. Bruce Dentler talk about nursing home careers.

Click here to read Futures participant, Dr. Sarah Payne's blog as she attended the 2009 Futures Program in Charlotte, NC.

View 2018 Futures Program Brochure

Considering a career in geriatrics?

Click here to read what the Institute of Medicine has to say about the need for a greater geriatrics based workforce.