Physicians of the Future Summit

Physicians of the Future Summit
Feb 3, 2024
Physicians of the Future Summit map showing the seven summit regions

The Medical Student Section regions will host the Physicians of the Future Summit Feb. 3, 2024.

This event is open to all medical student members. The summit brings students together to learn essential skills to become leaders in organized medicine. Summit sessions will cover growing in resiliency as a student and young physician, leadership across the physician lifespan, and promoting equity through leadership. 

Attendees will also hear about leadership development relevant to each region and its membership.

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Physicians of the Future Summit-2024 keynote Lionel Vital

Registration is now open for the summit. See why this virtual event was a must-attend for more than a thousand students last year. Register today!

Keynote speaker Lionel Vital, a motivational speaker and former NFL executive and four-time Super Bowl champion, will provide tips for success and tactics to build resiliency.

All regions will convene for a joint session on Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central, which will be followed by separate region summits. All regions will hold their individual summits on Feb. 3.

Saturday Feb. 3 joint session (All times are Central)

(All times are Central)

Please log in by 10:50 a.m.

11-11:15 a.m.

Welcome and introduction 

  • Abby Willgruber, MSS at-large officer

11:15-11:45 a.m.

Burnout and Perseverance

  • Lionel Vital, former NFL player and executive, motivational speaker

11:45-11:50 a.m.


11:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Introduction to AMA Leadership for Medical Students

  • Abby Willgruber, MSS at-large officer

12:05-12:10 p.m.


12:10-12:40 p.m.

Women as Leaders in Medicine and Beyond

  • Kristin Lyerly, MD, MPH, obstetrician/gynecologist Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation
  • Suman Tandon, MD, cardiologist, NYU Langone and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
  • Vijaya Appareddy, MD, psychiatrist, Tri-State Psychiatric Services

12:40-12:45 p.m.

  • Break

12:45-1:15 p.m.

Service to Your Community

  • Joanna Bisgrove, MD, family medicine physician, Rush University Medical Group
  • Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, MACP, associate professor of medicine, director of continuing medical education, and director of GME wellness initiatives at the University of New Mexico

1:15-1:20 p.m.


1:20-2:05 p.m.

Leadership Across the AMA Lifespan

  • Sophia Spadafore, MD, emergency physician and health policy fellow, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Brandi Ring, MD, MBA, obstetrician/gynecologist, associate medical director for the Center for Children and Women
  • David Lee, MD, PGY 5, Northwestern Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Fellow
  • Anupriya Dayal, MD, radiation oncologist, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Luis Seija, MD, fellow, National Clinician Scholars Program at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2:05-2:10 p.m.


2:10-2:40 p.m.

Leadership in Practice Models

  • Mark Meyer, MD, senior associate dean for student affairs, University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Dan Choi, MD, orthopaedic spinal surgeon, Spine Medicine & Surgery of Long Island

2:40-2:45 p.m.


2:45-3 p.m.

Closing remarks and overview of regions

  • Abby Willgruber, MSS at-large officer

Download the plenary session agenda as a PDF.

Visit the individual region summit pages for details of their events.