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NOTE: This position is for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2016. The application cycle will open in 2015 with a deadline in August 2015.
The AAFP selects one resident as a member of the delegation to the AMA House of Delegates.
Members of the AMA House of Delegates serve as an important communications, policy and membership link between the AMA and grassroots physicians. The delegates are a key source of information on activities, programs and policies of the AMA. They are expected to foster positive and useful two-way relationship between grassroots physicians and the AMA leadership.
NOTE: This position is for a two year term beginning January 1, 2014. Deadline for applications for this position is August 19, 2013.
Term: Two year term beginning January 1 after appointment. Resident Delegate attends two AMA Annual Meetings and two AMA Interim Meetings
Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 16-18 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings
Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Substantial
Funding: Travel expenses are reimbursed according to AAFP policy.
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NOTE: Applications for the resident representative to the AMA-RFS are being accepted. Application deadline is August 19, 2014.
The AAFP sends two residents to the AMA Resident and Fellow Section (AMA-RFS) to serve as the AAFP’s delegate and alternate delegate.
Criteria: Member of the AMA as well as the AAFP at the time of appointment
Term: One year (October 2014 to September 2015). Alternate delegate may consider applying for appointment as delegate the following year.
Time Commitment away from Residency: 12 days
Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Substantial the month prior to the AMA-RFS meetings
NOTE: This position is currently filled. The resident representative to the Editorial Advisory Board will open in fall 2015 for the 2016 term.
The Annals of Family Medicine is a peer-reviewed clinical research journal dedicated to advancing knowledge essential to understanding and improving health and primary care. Published in print and online six times a year, the journal seeks to identify and address important questions in health and the provision of patient-centered, prioritized, high-quality health care. It publishes original research, methodology and theory, as well as essays from reflective clinicians, patients, families, communities and policymakers.
The Editorial Board consists of more than 30 members, including a patient representative, representatives of the organizations that sponsor Annals, and other leaders in primary care, primary care research, health care, health and medical education.
Term: One year. A nominee will be recommended to the AAFP Board of Directors with final approval by the Annals editorial team. The term is September 1, 2014-August 31, 2015 with an option to serve a second term with the approval of the editorial team.
Time away from medical school: 4-5 days
Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Light to moderate. Board members may also be asked to provide input by e-mail and/or phone at other times during the year.
Annual Annals of Family Medicine Editorial Advisory Board (typically held in the fall in conjunction with the annual meeting of NAPCRG).
Annals will reimburse the resident and student representatives for meeting expenses. Medical students and family medicine residents are eligible.
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NOTE: Nominations for this position will be accepted May 1-May 31, 2015. This is a two-year term beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2018.
The Review Committee for Family Medicine (RC-FM) serves as the accrediting authority for all family medicine residency programs in the United States. The committee reviews all new applications for family medicine residency program accreditation and periodically reviews existing programs to determine continuing compliance with the “Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Family Medicine” and the “General Requirements of the Essentials of Accredited Residencies in Graduate Medical Education.” The RC-FM acts under the delegated authority of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which retains the responsibility of hearing appeals brought by programs after review by the Review Committee.
The two main functions of the RC-FM are the development of program requirements and the review and accreditation of residency programs. The resident is a full voting member of the committee and participates in all of the discussions and in program review. This position will represent the resident perspective, not that of the AAFP.
The appointment process begins in the year prior to the new resident member’s term. The names of the resident nominees selected by the AAFP is provided to the RC-FM and the ACGME Board of Directors for final approval.
Term: Term begins in July 2016 for two years. Resident must attend a mandatory orientation May 2016 before beginning the term.
Time commitment away from residency: Approximately days 15-17 (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings
Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Substantial. More than 40 hours of preparation for reviewing files prior to each meeting.
Funding: Travel covered according to ACGME Travel Policy.
Contact your chapter to express interest in this position.
Each year, AAFP constituent chapters elect/select one student member and one resident member to serve as chapter delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents (NCFMR) and the National Congress of Student Members (NCSM). The NCFMR and NCSM convene during the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. The resolutions generated at these congresses influence Academy policy and activities.
Responsibilities of NCFMR/NCSM Delegates
Criteria: Established by each chapter. If you are interested in this role, contact your chapter executive.
Contact information for chapters appears in the resource section. http://www.aafp.org/cgi-bin/chapterlookup.pl.
Term: Participation at National Conference, August 7-9, 2014, and duties outside of this time determined by each chapter.
Time away: 4 days
Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Minimal to Moderate
NOTE: The AAFP does not provide funding for chapter delegates to attend the National Conference. Support is usually sought at the state and local levels.
NOTE: Applications for this position are being accepted. Application deadline is September 9, 2014.
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The AIM-HI Medical Advisory Panel (MAP) has the overall goal of providing family physician perspective, content expertise and feedback as support to the AIM-HI initiative. The AIM-HI MAP is not an official subcommittee of the Commission on Health of the Public and Science (CHPS). However, the CHPS is the body responsible to the AAFP Board for the AIM-HI initiative.
The AIM-HI MAP includes individuals with a mix of academic backgrounds and a diverse skill set that can be utilized in the creation and further development of scientific aspects of the AIM-HI initiative.
The makeup of the MAP members will include the following:
Involvement includes 1-2 teleconference calls per year for approximately 1.5 hours. It is expected that the MAP member will respond to AIM-HI staff on their availability to attend or whether they will be absent for the call(s). Review of conference call materials before the call and review of the meeting minutes and related materials after the call is expected, and anticipated total review time is approximately three hours.
As part of their roles and responsibilities, resident and medical student are encouraged to:
Residents receive training in the AIM-HI initiative methods and tools and are offered training via conference call/teleconference, and possibly onsite training for their residency/FMIG. Participation in emails and conference calls provides a unique opportunity to collaborate with leading family physician experts in the field of healthy lifestyle behaviors. Additionally, residents can provide recommendations on methods and resources that will be considered to develop new resources for family physicians, their staff and patients around the nation. Additional opportunities may be available to present at AAFP and non-AAFP conferences/meetings, as funding is available. Residents may have opportunities to work on scholarly papers with the AIM-HI staff.
The resident shows evidence of interest in public health as it relates to any of the following areas:
Term: A term on the resident AIM-HI MAP members will be one year in length, beginning from their appointment in January until the following year in January when the new incumbent is selected. The appointment is for one year with an option to serve a second term with the approval of the AIM-HI Medical Advisory panel.
Travel: None required.
NOTE: This position is currently filled. The resident representative to CGHI position will open in 2015 for the 2016-18 term.
Term: Two years.
Time commitment away from residency: Approximately 11-12 days including weekends
Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Approximately 25 hours a year
Funding: Provided for CIHI Advisory Board Interim meeting attendance and Global Health Workshop attendance
Notes: The resident member of the CIHI Advisory Board can only serve on the Board once. He/she is not eligible for re-election.
The AAFP's tobacco cessation program, "Ask and Act," encourages family physicians to ASK their patients about tobacco use, then ACT to help them quit. The Tobacco Cessation Advisory Committee is a panel of physicians that advise the Ask and Act Tobacco Cessation Program.
Term: Appointed to begin a one-year term January 1, 2015, ending December 31, 2015. The appointment is for one year with an option to serve a second term with the approval of the AIM-HI Advisory panel.
Travel time: None required.
Ideal candidate is to be familiar with and utilize some of the Ask and Act practice toolkit resources, and provide valuable feedback on any suggested improvements.
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The Tar Wars Program Advisors panel represents a mix of academic backgrounds, past experiences with the program, and diverse skill sets that contribute to the continued development, success, and growth of the Tar Wars program.
Term: Appointed to begin a one year term January 1, 2015 ending December 31, 2015. The appointment is for one year with an option to serve a second term with the approval of the Tar Wars Program Advisor panel.
Travel time: None required.
Notes: Ideal candidate to be Tar Wars presenter in community and provide feedback on program improvements. Engage in social media – Tar Wars Facebook.
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