Resident Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates

Opportunity Summary

Term: August 2016-September 2017

Application Deadline: July 30

Focus: Family medicine leadership

Time Commitment: Moderate (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

NOTE: This position is filled. Applications will be accepted in 2017 for the 2017-2018 term.

Experience Congress of Delegates and learn the governance process of the AAFP in this national resident leadership position.

Applicants are elected as alternate delegates and serve as alternate delegates to this year's AAFP Congress of Delegates, alongside the current delegates. Following the meeting, those elected serve as delegates through next year's Congress of Delegates.

Responsibilities

  • Represents resident member interests, as voted on by the National Congress of Medical Students, at the AAFP Congress of Delegates by following resolutions and issues pertinent to family medicine residents
  • Functions as a member of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE)
  • Keeps lines of communication open with resident members to facilitate dialogue on issues important to residents
  • Provides assistance to the Resident Chair of National Conference in coordination of resident activities

Eligibility Criteria

  • Demonstrated interest and involvement in family medicine groups or state organizations as a student or resident
  • Does not need previous experience in a national AAFP leadership position
  • Must have residency director's endorsement that time away from residency will be granted to attend meetings

Time commitment away from residency: Approximately 10-15 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings

Funding: Travel covered according to AAFP Travel Policy. A per diem covers expenses to travel to and attend the meeting, including lodging and food.

Meeting Schedule

MEETING DATES LOCATION
MEETING : Congress of DelegatesDATES : September 19-21, 2016
LOCATION : Orlando, FL
MEETING : Winter ClusterDATES : February 2-5, 2017LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : Summer ClusterDATES : June 2-4, 2017LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : National ConferenceDATES : July 27-29, 2017LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : Congress of DelegatesDATES : September 11-13, 2017LOCATION : San Antonio, TX

Opportunity Summary

Term: August 2016-September 2017

Application Deadline: July 30

Focus: Family medicine leadership

Time Commitment: Moderate (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes