Student Member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees

Opportunity Summary

Term: November 1, 2017-October 31, 2018 (term is renewable for an additional year at Board's discretion)

Application Deadline: July 29

Focus: Humanitarian and educational efforts

Time Commitment: Moderate (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

NOTE: Applications for the 2017-18 term are currently being accepted. The position will be elected on July 29, 2017 at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City. Applications are accepted up until the election; however, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications before the start of National Conference (July 27-29).

Be involved with high-level decision-making on a nonprofit board of trustees. Receive mentoring from established leaders of the AAFP Foundation.

The AAFP Foundation’s mission is to advance the values of family medicine by promoting humanitarian, educational, and scientific initiatives that improve the health of all people.

Responsibilities

  • Is a full voting member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Attends two Foundation Board meetings following election and confirmation by the AAFP Foundation Board
  • Provides input into potential Foundation programming directed towards students
  • Serves as the Foundation’s advocate with the student membership
  • Serves on at least three Foundation committees as assigned by the Foundation President
  • Attends the National Conference. (Does NOT attend Commission on Education)

Eligibility Criteria

  • May be in any year of medical school
  • Does not need previous experience in a national AAFP leadership position

Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 15-18 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings

Funding: Provided for meeting attendance according to AAFP Foundation guidelines.

Meeting Schedule

MEETING DATES LOCATION
MEETING : AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
DATES : November 17-19, 2017
LOCATION : Leawood, KS
MEETING : AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
DATES : May 18-20, 2018
LOCATION : Leawood, KS
MEETING : National ConferenceDATES : August 2-4, 2018LOCATION : Kansas City, MO

Opportunity Summary

Term: November 1, 2017-October 31, 2018 (term is renewable for an additional year at Board's discretion)

Application Deadline: July 29

Focus: Humanitarian and educational efforts

Time Commitment: Moderate (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes