AAFP Leadership Opportunities
for Medical Students
Use Your Voice
Today's medical students are the future of family medicine. These leadership positions ensure your voice—the student voice—is heard in the AAFP and throughout other influential organizations.
AAFP Board of Directors: Student Member
Bring a student perspective to the business of the AAFP Board of Directors and benefit from relationships with established leaders in family medicine.
Student Chair of National Conference
Help plan National Conference in this highly visible AAFP leadership position.
Student Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates
Experience Congress of Delegates and learn the governance process of the AAFP in this national student leadership position.
Student Commission Appointments
Bring the student perspective to a commission and help influence the direction of the AAFP.
Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network Regional Coordinator
Develop leadership skills and work with other student leaders to guide the national FMIG Network.
Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network National Coordinator
Lead the FMIG Network to connect and strengthen FMIGs across the country.
Student Representative to the American Medical Association - Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS)
Represent AAFP student interests at AMA meetings and interact with AMA delegates from the AAFP.
Student Representative to Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Board of Directors
Help define the role of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine in student education. Develop your leadership skills with the help of leaders in family medicine education.
Student Liaison to the Student National Medical Association
Strengthen collaboration between SNMA and AAFP on the student level. Develop leadership skills and work with other student leaders to guide the national FMIG Network.
Student Member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
Be involved with high-level decision-making on a nonprofit board of trustees.
Student Representative to the AAFP National Research Network (NRN) Advisory Group
Be a part of a national research network dedicated to conducting, supporting, promoting, and advocating for primary care research in practice-based settings.
Student Representative to the AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI)
Help plan the AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, and take the lead in preparing and facilitating the Global Health Networking Meeting at the National Conference.
Student Representative to Annals of Family Medicine Editorial Advisory Board
Work on a peer-reviewed clinical research journal dedicated to advancing knowledge essential to understanding and improving health and primary care.
Student Representative to the Tobacco Prevention and Control Committee
The Tobacco Prevention and Control Advisory Committee represents a mix of academic backgrounds and diverse skill sets at work on tobacco prevention and control.
Chapter Delegates to Student Congress
Bring issues important to students in your chapter to National Conference.