Student Chair of National Conference

Opportunity Summary

Term: September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018

Application Deadline: July 29

Focus: Conference planning

Time Commitment: Substantial (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).

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 10-13, 2017
LOCATION : San Antonio, TX
MEETING : Subcommittee on National Conference Planning (SNCP)DATES : October 2017LOCATION : Leawood, KS
MEETING : Winter ClusterDATES : February 1-4, 2018LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : Summer ClusterDATES : June 1-3, 2018LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : National ConferenceDATES : August 2-4, 2018LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : Congress of DelegatesDATES : October 7-10, 2018LOCATION : New Orleans, LA
MEETING : Subcommittee on National Conference Planning (SNCP)DATES : October 2018LOCATION : Leawood, KS

Opportunity Summary

Term: September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018

Application Deadline: July 29

Focus: Conference planning

Time Commitment: Substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes