How to Apply

AAFP Elected Positions

If you are running for an AAFP elected position, you must submit the following materials to the AAFP:

  • Completed application form for resident/student elections
  • Current CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Letter of endorsement from your constituent chapter (Check with your Chapter for deadlines in submitting applications. The Chapter deadlines may be different than the AAFP deadlines.
  • Residents: a letter of support from the residency program director
  • Students:
    • AAFP Student Leadership Participation form signed by the medical school dean (a copy of the form appears in the application section) and
    • Letter of support from a pre-doctoral director or other knowledgeable faculty staff member from your school.
  • Conflict of interest form

The letters/form may be included with the completed application or faxed/mailed separately to the AAFP.

Elections are held during the final business sessions of the resident and student congresses, which convene during the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

If you are interested in running for an elected position, you will need to make arrangements to be nominated during the Thursday or Friday business session of the resident or student congress or immediately before the candidates’ forum on Saturday morning. Candidates must be prepared to give a brief presentation and to participate in a question-and-answer session during the forum. Candidates are elected by the official chapter delegates to the resident and student congresses on the last day of the National Conference.

FMIG Network Regional Coordinator

If you are applying to serve as an FMIG Regional Coordinator, you must submit the following materials to the AAFP:

  • Completed FMIG regional coordinator application form
  • Current CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Letter of endorsement from your constituent chapter (Check with your Chapter for deadlines in submitting applications. The Chapter deadlines may be different than the AAFP deadlines.
  • AAFP Student Leadership Participation form signed by the medical school dean (a copy of the form appears in the application section) and
  • Letter of support from a pre-doctoral director or other knowledgeable faculty staff member from your school. The letters/form may be included with the completed application or mailed separately to the Academy.
  • Conflict of interest form

AAFP Commission Positions

If you are applying to serve on an AAFP commission, you must submit the following materials to your state chapter:

  • Completed application form for AAFP commissions
  • Current CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Letter of nomination from your constituent chapter (Check with your Chapter for deadlines in submitting applications. The Chapter deadlines may be different than the AAFP deadlines.
  • Residents: a letter of support from the residency program director
  • Students:
    • AAFP Student Leadership Participation form signed by the medical school dean (a copy of the form appears in the application section) and
    • Letter of support from a pre-doctoral director or other knowledgeable faculty staff member from your school.
  • Conflict of interest form

NOTE: Resident and student applicants for commission positions must submit their materials through their chapters. In turn, the chapters will forward applicant packets to the AAFP with letters of nomination. Please do not send your materials directly to the Academy if you are applying for a commission appointment. If you have any questions, call (800) 274-2237, ext. 6740.

If you are applying to serve as a representative to the American Medical Association or Annals of Family Medicine Editorial Board, you must submit your materials to the AAFP. You will find application forms for each of these positions, with a list of required materials, in the application section.