Appointed Resident Positions
NOTE: Applications are being accepted for the two-year term beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2017. The application deadline is August 11, 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.
- Represent the AAFP membership at the AMA meetings, while offering the resident perspective.
- Participate in all AMA delegation activities as directed by the chair of the AAFP AMA delegation.
- Attend the National Conference and provide written and oral reports during the two years following appointment.
- A member of the AMA as well as a member of the AAFP at the time of appointment and for the duration of the two year term.
- Applicant should be a PGY1 or 2 and will be a resident or fellow for the complete two year term.
- Applicant should have AMA experience as a medical student or resident prior to applying to this position.
- Applicant should have demonstrated leadership experience
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.
NOTE: Applications are being accepted for the one-year term beginning September 2015. The application deadline is August 11, 2015.
The AAFP sends two residents to the AMA Resident and Fellow Section (AMA-RFS) to serve as the AAFP’s delegate and alternate delegate.
- Represent the AAFP resident interests at the AMA-RFS meetings
- Provide written and oral reports to the AAFP Commission on Education (COE) and the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents at National Conference.
- Attend the Education Reference Committee of the AMA House of Delegates immediately following the AMA-RFS meeting.
- Delegate is funded to attend National Conference
- Interact with AMA delegates from the AAFP
Criteria: Member of the AMA as well as the AAFP at the time of appointment
Term: One year (October 2015 to September 2016). 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
|Meeting: AMA Interim Meeting||Dates: November 14-17, 2015||Location: Atlanta, GA|
|Meeting: National Conference||Dates: July 28-30, 2016||Location: Kansas City, MO|
NOTE: Applications are being accepted for the 2016 term. The application deadline is August 11, 2015.
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.
- Attend one meeting per year, usually held in the fall in conjunction with the annual meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)
- Help Annals develop and maintain a social media presence. This includes posting items on Annals’ Facebook page and providing input on the development of other social media activities.
- A demonstrated interest in family medicine research
- Working knowledge of social media including Facebook and Twitter
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, 2015-August 31, 2016 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.
Required meetings: Annual Annals of Family Medicine Editorial Advisory Board (typically held in the fall in conjunction with the annual meeting of NAPCRG).
Funding: Annals will reimburse the resident and student representatives for meeting expenses. Medical students and family medicine residents are eligible.
NOTE: Nominations for this position will be accepted until July 27, 2015, for a current PGY-2 resident (entering PGY-2 year in 2015; anticipated graduation in 2017). This is a two-year term with orientation and training that takes place during the spring of 2016 with an official term beginning July 1, 2016, and extending one year into fellowship or practice to end June 30, 2018.
To apply for this position, submit the following materials to the AAFP by July 27, 2015:
- A letter written by the applicant that outlines his or her educational goals, professional interests, and intent to serve
- A letter of recommendation from the applicant's program director ensuring that he or she will have sufficient tie to review programs, attend meetings, and participate in activities as expected
- The applicant's curruculum vitae
Please submit application materials to the AAFP Medical Education Division, Attn: Mary Harwerth, at email@example.com or by fax at (913) 906-6289. The AAFP will submit a slate of nominees for appointment.
About the position:
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) 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 regularly 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 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 reviews. 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 are provided to the RC-FM and the ACGME Board of Directors for final selection and approval.
- Participates as a full voting member in all Review Committee for Family Medicine (RC-FM) activities, including program review and policy discussions
- Must attend all RC-FM meetings during active term
- The ACGME accreditation system continues to evolve into the New Accreditation System (NAS) and the merger of the ACGME and teh American Osteopathic Association (AOA accreditation systems. RC-FM members help to shape the roll out of these changes for family medicine.
- Traditionally, each RC-FM member would review 10-15 residency programs in preparation for full discussion at the RC-FM meetings. (It is anticipated that significantly fewer programs will receive a traditional review after the changes occur in the NAS.) The work for a traditional review would be as follows:
- The review of a file on a program that had a site visit takes approximately two to three hours each.
- Review consists of a careful study of each program and the preparation of typed notes that must be prepared in the standard ACGME format and according to RC guidelines.
- The reviewers’ notes are submitted to the RC office by the deadline established by the staff (approximately three weeks prior to the RC meeting).
- These program files are mailed to committee members well in advance of each meeting, i.e., at least 6-10 weeks
- Attend the Council of Review Committee Residents (CRCR) twice a year. The CRCR advises the ACGME Board, providing input and feedback about resident matters.
- Occasionally, there are other activities that involve committee members’ time between meetings, such as reviewing and commenting on ACGME documents or other committee business.
- Be involved with residency education and accreditation at a national level
- Hold an important leadership position as a resident
- Have mentoring opportunities with national leaders in family medicine residency education
- Represent the interests of all family medicine residents on the ACGME Council of Review Committee Residents (CRCR), which sets priorities for resident issues that cross all specialties
- Have the opportunity to drive programming and initiatives related to residents, including for example resident resilience and burnout prevention
- Ideal candidates should be completing their PGY-1 (intern) year or beginning their PGY-2 year when applying; thus when beginning his/her term, the RC-FM Resident Member would be in his/her R2 year at the time of the May orientation, and serve through his/her PGY-3 year and the following year into fellowship or practice.
- Because of the significant amount of time that is involved, the RC requests a letter from the resident member’s program director indicating the program director’s endorsement for the resident to serve in this position. The program director is asked to prepare a letter and submit to the AAFP Division of Medical Education in which the following are agreed to:
- It will be acceptable for the resident member to be absent from his/her residency program for all scheduled RC meetings (three per year).
- The resident member will be given extra time in which to accomplish the program reviews prior to each RC meeting.
- Participation on the RC is considered to be a voluntary contribution to the profession, and the resident should not be penalized by excessive duty hours to make up for the absences.
- Some secretarial help should be made available to the resident member, if needed, for the completion of the work that is required.
Restrictions: Resident members may not serve on two Review Committees simultaneously, and must not be from the same georgaphical area or institution as another current member of the RC-FM. For this term, individuals from the following institutions and areas will not be considered by the ACGME:
- University of Kansas, Wichita, KS
- University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
- UMass Memorial Group, Barre, MA
- Columbia Regional Family Medicine, Columbus, GA
- Virginia Commonwealth University, Fairfax, VA
- Kaiser Permanente Medical Office, Santa Ana, CA
- University of Washington School of Medicine, Boise, ID
- University of San Diego Health System, La Jolla, CA
- Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
- Swedish Family Medicine - Ballard, Seattle, WA
- Aria Health, Longhorne, PA
- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
- Carolinas Health Care System Blue Ridge, Morgantown, NC
- Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, Pennington, NJ
Term: Term begins in July 2016 for two years. Resident must attend a mandatory orientation during the spring of 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.
|Meeting: Review Committee Orientation||Dates: Spring 2016 (2 days)||Location: Chicago, IL|
|Meeting: Review Committee (RC-FM) Meeting (observer)||Dates: April 18-20, 2016||Location: Chicago, IL|
|Meeting: Counci of Review Committee Residents (CRCR) Meeting||Dates: September 2016 (2 days)||Location: Chicago, IL|
|Meeting: Review Committee (RC-FM) Meeting||Dates: October 10-13, 2016||Location: Chicago, IL|
|Meeting: Council of Review Committee Residents (CRCR)||Dates: January 2017 (2 days)||Location: Chicago, IL|
|Meeting: Review Committee (RC-FM) Meeting||Dates: January 2017 (3 days)||Location: TBD|
|Meeting: Review Committee (RC-FM) Meeting||Dates: April 2017 (3 days)||Location: Chicago, IL|
|Meeting: Council of Review Committee Residents (CRCR)||Dates: September 2017 (2 days)||Location: Chicago, IL|
|Meeting: Review Committee (RC-FM) Meeting||Dates: September 2017||Location: Chicago, IL|
|Meeting: Council of Review Committee Residents (CRCR) Meeting||Dates: January 2018 (2 days)||Location: Chicago, IL|
|Meeting: Review Committee (RC-FM) Meeting||Dates: January 2018||Location: TBD|
|Meeting: Review Committee (RC-FM) Meeting||Dates: April 2018||Location: Chicago, IL|
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
- Poll residents and students in your chapter prior to the National Conference for important issues your constituents would like to have addressed.
- Organize chapter caucuses during the National Conference.
- Attend all business sessions and assure that members of your chapter delegation attend these and related sessions.
- Encourage submission of resolutions from your chapter delegation.
- Attend the candidates’ forum. Attendance is imperative, as you will be casting the single vote for your chapter delegation.
- Be prepared to discuss and act upon resolutions during the final business session.
- Take what you’ve learned back to your chapter and educate your constituents.
Criteria: Established by each chapter. If you are interested in this role, contact your chapter executive.
Term: Participation at National Conference and duties outside of this time determined by each chapter.
Time commitment away from residency: 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 are being accepted for the 2016-18 (two-year) term. Application deadline is August 11, 2015.
- Represent the resident perspective as a member of the AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives Advisory Board.
- Participate in the program development of the annual AAFP Global Health Workshop
- Coordinate resident activities, if any, during the Global Health Workshop
- Facilitate/moderate the Global Health Networking meeting at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students
- Disseminate global health-related messages via appropriate social media channels
- Provide input to global health-related communications
- Involved with planning the AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop
- Takes the lead in preparing and facilitating the Global Health Networking Meeting at the National Conference
- Affords opportunities for mentoring from established leaders in global health
- Must be PGY1 or PGY2
- Demonstrate interest and involvement in global health
- Must have residency director’s endorsement that time away from residency will be granted to attend meetings
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 CGHI Advisory Board Interim meeting attendance and Global Health Workshop attendance
Notes: The resident member of the CGHII Advisory Board can only serve on the Board once. He/she is not eligible for re-election.
NOTE: Applications are being accepted for the 2016 term. Application deadline is September 8, 2015.
The Tobacco Prevention and Control Committee 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.
- Required to participate in 3-4 conference calls per year
- Required to respond to monthly email communications
Term: Appointed to begin a one year term beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016. The appointment is for one year with an option to serve a second term with the approval of the committee.
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.