Student Chair of National Conference

Opportunity Summary

Term: September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017

Application Deadline: July 30

Focus: Conference planning

Time Commitment: Substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

NOTE: This position is filled. Applications will be accepted in 2017 for the 2017-2018 term.

Help plan National Conference in this highly visible AAFP leadership position.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and makes decisions regarding student activities throughout the year
  • Proves input into planning the theme, programming and special activities for the upcoming National Conference
  • Functions as a member of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE)
  • Presides at the business sessions of the National Congress of Medical Students

Eligibility Criteria

Must have attended a past National Conference and be in good academic standing. At least one year of national-level experience in AAFP leadership, including:

  • Student Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates
  • FMIG Network National Coordinator
  • FMIG Network Regional Coordinator
  • AAFP commission member
  • Student member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Board of Directors
  • Student member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
  • AAFP student representative to the American Medical Association Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS)
  • Student Liaison to the Student National Medical Association

Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 15-20 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings

Funding: Travel covered according to AAFP Travel Policy. A per diem covers expenses to travel to and attend the meeting, including lodging and food.

Meeting Schedule

MEETING DATES LOCATION
MEETING : Congress of DelegatesDATES : September 19-21, 2016
LOCATION : Orlando, FL
MEETING : Subcommittee on National Conference Planning (SNCP)DATES : October 2016LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : Winter ClusterDATES : February 2-5, 2017LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : Summer ClusterDATES : June 2-4, 2017LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : National ConferenceDATES : July 27-29, 2017LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : Congress of DelegatesDATES : September 11-13, 2017LOCATION : San Antonio, TX
MEETING : Subcommittee on National Conference Planning (SNCP)DATES : October 2017LOCATION : Kansas City, MO

Opportunity Summary

Term: September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017

Application Deadline: July 30

Focus: Conference planning

Time Commitment: Substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes