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NOTE: Applications are being accepted for the one-year term beginning September 2015. The application deadline is August 11, 2015.
The AAFP sends two students to the AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) to serve as the AAFP’s delegate and alternate delegate.
Delegate is funded to attend National Conference
Interact with AMA delegates from the AAFP
Criteria: Member of the AMA as well as the AAFP at the time of appointment
Term: One year (October 2015-September 2016). Alternate delegate may consider applying for appointment as delegate the following year.
Time commitment away from medical school: 12 days
Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Substantial the month prior to the AMA-MSS meetings
Funding: Travel expenses are reimbursed according to AAFP policy.
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NOTE: Applications for these positions are being accepted. Application deadline is September 8, 2015.
The AAFP established the National FMIG Network in 1995 as a way of improving communication between FMIGs around the country. The network consists of one elected national coordinator, five appointed regional coordinators, and local FMIG leaders.
Term: Appointed to a one-year term (January 1-December 31).
Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 7 -8 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings
Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Moderate
Funding: Travel covered according to AAFP Travel Policy. A per diem for travel to and attendance at the required days of the meetings covers expenses (lodging and food).
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NOTE: Applications for this position are being accepted for the 2016 term. Application deadline is September 8, 2015.
In 2003, the AAFP Board of Directors approved the creation of a student liaison to the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). Established in 1964 by Howard University College of Medicine students and Meharry Medical College students, the SNMA is the nation’s oldest and largest organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. SNMA is committed to assuring that students of color are encouraged to consider and prepare for medical and scientific careers.
SNMA programs and activities are implemented by local chapters based at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools throughout the country. These programs are designed to:
Term: January 1-December 31. The SNMA will approve the candidates and a nominee will be recommended to the AAFP Board of Directors for final approval.
Time away from medical school: 12-14 days
Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Substantial
Funding: The AAFP will provide funding to attend the annual SNMA meeting and AAFP’s National Conference according to AAFP policy.
Contact your chapter to express interest in this position.
Each year, AAFP constituent chapters elect/select one student member and one resident member to serve as chapter delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents (NCFMR) and the National Congress of Student Members (NCSM). The NCFMR and NCSM convene during the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. The resolutions generated at these congresses influence Academy policy and activities.
Responsibilities of NCFMR/NCSM Delegates
Criteria: Established by each chapter. If you are interested in this role, contact your chapter executive.
Term: Participation at National Conference and duties outside of this time as determined by each chapter.
Time commitment away from medical school: 4 days
Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Minimal to Moderate
NOTE: The AAFP does not provide funding for chapter delegates to attend the National Conference. Support is usually sought at the state and local levels.
NOTE: Applications for the student position to the Editorial Advisory Board are being accepted for the 2016 term. Application deadline is August 11, 2015.
The Annals of Family Medicine is a peer-reviewed clinical research journal dedicated to advancing knowledge essential to understanding and improving health and primary care. Published in print and online six times a year, the journal seeks to identify and address important questions in health and the provision of patient-centered, prioritized, high-quality health care. It publishes original research, methodology and theory, as well as essays from reflective clinicians, patients, families, communities and policymakers.
The Editorial Board consists of more than 30 members, including a patient representative, representatives of the organizations that sponsor Annals, and other leaders in primary care, primary care research, health care, health and medical education.
Term: One year (September 1-August 31) with an option to serve a second term with the approval of the editorial team.
Time commitment away from medical school: 4-5 days
Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Light to moderate. Board members may also be asked to provide input by e-mail and/or phone at other times during the year.
Required meetings: Annual Annals of Family Medicine Editorial Advisory Board
Funding: Annals will reimburse the resident and student representatives for meeting expenses. Medical students and family medicine residents are eligible.
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NOTE: Applications are being accepted for the 2016-18 (two-year) term. Application deadline is August 11, 2015.
Term: Appointed August-September and begin two-year term at the AAFP Global Health Workshop.
Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 11-12 days including weekends
Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Approximately 25 hours a year
Funding: Provided for expenses to attend CGHI Advisory Board Interim meeting attendance and Global Health Workshop attendance
Notes: The student member of the CGHI Advisory Board can only serve on the Board once. He/she is not eligible for re-election. In the future, he/she will not be eligible to serve on the CGHI Advisory Board as resident.
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The Tobacco Prevention and Control Committee represents a mix of academic backgrounds, past experiences with the program, and diverse skill sets that contribute to the continued development, success, and growth of the Tar Wars program.
Term: One year (January 1 - December 31) with an option to serve a second term with the approval of the Tar Wars Program Advisor panel.
Travel time: None required.
Notes: Ideal candidate to be Tar Wars presenter in community and provide feedback on program improvements. Engage in social media – Tar Wars Facebook.
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