Student Representative to the AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI)

Opportunity Summary

Term: January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019

Application Deadline: August 8

Focus: global health

Time Commitment: 25 hours a year (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

NOTE: Applications for this position are being accepted. The deadline is August 8, 2017.

Help plan the AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, take the lead in preparing and facilitating the Global Health Networking Meeting at the National Conference, and participate in Polaris-related activities. Receive mentoring from established leaders in global health.

Responsibilities

  • Represent the medical student 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 student 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
  • Function as a global health liaison to medical students through, but not limited to, the FMIG Network
  • Disseminate global health-related messages via appropriate social media channels
  • Provide input to global health-related communications
  • Be a US Student representative on the Polaris Executive Committee

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be entering second or third year of medical school
  • Demonstrate interest and involvement in global health
  • Must be in good academic standing

Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 10-15 days including weekends

Funding: Provided for CGHI Advisory Board Interim meeting attendance, Global Health Workshop attendance, and a Wonca or Polaris meeting

Note: The student member of the CGHI Advisory Board can only serve on the Board once. In the future, he or she will not be eligible to serve on the CGHI Advisory Board as a resident.

Meeting Schedule

MEETINGDATESLOCATION
MEETING: AAFP Global Health WorkshopDATES: TBD
LOCATION: TBD
MEETING: CGHI Advisory Board Interim MeetingDATES: TBD
LOCATION: Kansas City, MO

Opportunity Summary

Term: January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019

Application Deadline: August 8

Focus: global health

Time Commitment: 25 hours a year (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes