Elected Student Positions

Student Member of the AAFP Board of Directors

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Responsibilities:

  • Bring the student perspective to all AAFP Board deliberations
  • Help orient other student officers to the AAFP governance and policy
  • Communicate issues of importance to the appropriate AAFP commissions
  • Coordinate the discussions of the student delegation at the AAFP Congress of Delegates
  • Attend all AAFP Board of Directors meetings (voting member)
  • Attend all Commission on Education (COE) Subcommittee on Resident and Student Issues (SRSI) (voting member)
  • Attend another Commission according to AAFP Board policy
  • Attend National Conference the year following election, including facilitating the candidates’ forum
  • Attend two Congress of Delegates and AAFP Scientific Assemblies
  • Attend the Annual Leadership Forum (ALF)
  • Attend other meetings as directed by the Board Chair

Benefits:

  • Be involved with high level decision-making at a non-profit board of directors
  • Receive social media and public relations training
  • Affords opportunities for mentoring from established leaders of the AAFP

Criteria:

  • Entering final year of medical school at time of election
  • At least one year of national level experience in AAFP leadership (National Conference Chair, National Delegate, National FMIG Coordinator, AAFP commission member, or representative to Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) or AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees)
  • Must be in good academic standing at medical school

Term: Elected at National Conference and confirmed by AAFP Executive Board for one year term (September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015)

Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 45 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings

Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Substantial

Funding: Provided for meeting attendance according to AAFP Board of Director guidelines

Note: The student member of the 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 AAFP Board as resident or new physician representative.

Meeting
DatesLocation
Meeting: Congress of DelegatesDates: October 20-22, 2014
Location: Washington, D.C.
Meeting: Congress of DelegatesDates: September 28-30, 2015
Location: Denver, CO
Meeting: AAFP Board of DirectorsDates: December 8-13, 2014Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: AAFP Board of DirectorsDates: February 25-28, 2015Location: Washington, D.C.
Meeting: AAFP Board of DirectorsDates: July 20-25, 2015Location: Whistler, BC
Meeting: Winter Cluster meeting (SRSI and CMMS)Dates: February 5-8, 2015Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: Annual Leadership ForumDates: May 2, 2015Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: Summer Cluster MeetingDates: May 29-31, 2015Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: National ConferenceDates: July 30-August 1, 2015
Location: Kansas City, MO

Student Chair of the National Conference

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Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and makes decisions regarding student activities throughout the year
  • Provides 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

Benefits:

  • Involved with planning the National Conference
  • Hold a highly visible student leadership position for the AAFP
  • May involve attendance at other meetings, as directed by the AAFP Board Chair or Medical Education staff

Criteria:

  • At least one year of national level experience in AAFP leadership (National Delegate, National FMIG Coordinator, AAFP commission member, or representative to Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) or AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees)
  • Must be in good academic standing

Term: Elected at National Conference and confirmed by AAFP Executive Board for one year term (September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015; includes attendance at October 2015 SNCP Meeting)

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

Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Substantial

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).

Required Meetings:

MeetingDatesLocation
Meeting: Subcommittee on National Conference Planning (SNCP)Dates: October, 2014
Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: Subcommittee on National Conference Planning (SNCP)Dates: October, 2015Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: Winter Cluster meeting (SNCP, SRSI, and COE)Dates: February 5-8, 2015Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: Summer Cluster meeting (SNCP, SRSI, and COE)
Dates: May 29-31, 2015Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: National ConferenceDates: July 30-August 1, 2015
Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: Congress of DelegatesDates: October 20-22, 2014Location: Washington, D.C.
Meeting: Congress of DelegatesDates: September 28-30, 2015
Location: Denver, CO

Student Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates

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A delegate and alternate delegate are elected.

Responsibilities:

  • Represents student member interests, as voted on by the National Congress of Medical Students, at the AAFP Congress of Delegates by following resolutions and issues pertinent to medical students
  • Functions as a member of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE)
  • Keeps lines of communication open with student members to facilitate dialogue on issues important to medical students
  • Provides assistance to the Student Chair of National Conference in coordination of student activities

Benefits:

  • Experiences Congress of Delegates and learns the governance process of the AAFP
  • Holds a national student leadership position for the AAFP
  • May function as a representative to other national student organizations, as assigned

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest and involvement in family medicine interest groups or state organizations as a student
  • Must be in good academic standing

Term: Elected at National Conference and confirmed by AAFP Executive Board for a 14-month term that begins with serving as alternate delegate immediately after election, and ends with serving as delegate to the 2015 Congress of Delegates.

Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 10-15 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).

Required Meetings:

MeetingDatesLocation
Meeting: Congress of DelegatesDates: October 20-22, 2014Location: Washington, D.C.
Meeting: Congress of DelegatesDates: September 28-30, 2015
Location: Denver, CO
Meeting: Winter Cluster meeting (SRSI and COE)Dates: February 5-8, 2015Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: Summer Cluster meeting (SRSI and COE)
Dates: May 29-31, 2015Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: National ConferenceDates: July 30-August 1, 2015
Location: Kansas City, MO

Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network National Coordinator

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Responsibilities:

  • Support and facilitate the work of the FMIG Regional Coordinators by maintaining communication via email, telephone, or text
  • Strengthen the FMIGs on the local, state, and national levels
  • Assists in activity/information coordination of all FMIG leaders
  • Help facilitate the FMIG Regional Coordinators’ Training Workshop
  • Provides input into planning the theme, programming and special activities for the upcoming National Conference
  • Assists in coordinating the FMIG activities at National Conference
  • Functions as a member of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE)
  • Participates as a member of the Subcommittee on Resident and Student Issues (SRSI) and Subcommittee on National Conference Planning, and the Resident/Student Screening Committee

Benefits:

  • Hold a highly visible student leadership position for the AAFP
  • Involved with planning the National Conference
  • Work closely with the Division of Medical Education Staff
  • May involve attendance at other meetings, as directed by the AAFP Board Chair

Criteria:

  • Active involvement in an FMIG prior to election
  • Must be in good academic standing

Term: Elected at National Conference and confirmed by AAFP Executive Board for one year term (September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015)

Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 10-12 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings

Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Substantial

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).

Required Meetings:

MeetingDatesLocation
Meeting: Subcommittee on National Conference Planning (SNCP)Dates: TBDLocation: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: FMIG Network Student Leader Orientation
Dates: January, 2015Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: Winter Cluster meeting (SNCP, SRSI, and COE)
Dates: February 5-8, 2015Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: Summer Cluster meeting (SNCP, SRSI, and COE)
Dates: May 29-31, 2015Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: National ConferenceDates: July 30-August 1, 2015
Location: Kansas City, MO

Student Representative to Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Board of Directors

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The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine was founded to:

  • Support and promote family medicine as an academic discipline
  • Maintain and continually improve the quality of family medicine and general medicine education
  • Encourage research and teaching in family medicine
  • Facilitate the professional growth and development of family medicine educators
  • Encourage a multidisciplinary and international approach to family medicine education
  • Provide a forum for the interchange of experience and ideas among its members and other interested persons.

Responsibilities:

  • Represents the student perspective to the STFM Board of Directors (does not represent the AAFP)
  • Is a functioning, but non-voting, member of the STFM Board of Directors
  • Is a functioning, but non-voting member of the STFM Education Committee

Benefits:

  • Helps define the role of STFM in student education
  • Offers mentoring opportunities by leaders in family medicine education
  • May help organize sessions on academic family medicine to be presented at National Conference

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest and involvement in family medicine interest groups, medical school, or state organizations as a student or resident
  • Must be in good academic standing

Term:

  • Elected at National Conference and confirmed by the AAFP Executive Board.
  • Final approval granted by STFM Board of Directors for one year term (September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015)
  • The STFM Board may consider offering the resident the option to serve a second term, based on his/her performance.

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

Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Moderate to substantial

Funding: Provided by STFM for attendance at STFM meetings

Required Meetings:

MeetingDatesLocation
Meeting: STFM Board Meetings (4 per year)Dates: November 2014 – TBDLocation: TBD
Meeting: National ConferenceDates: July 30-August 1, 2015
Location: Kansas City, MO

Student Member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees

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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)

Benefits:

  • Be involved with high level decision-making at a non-profit board of trustees
  • Affords opportunities for mentoring from established leaders of the AAFP Foundation

Criteria:

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

Term:

  • Elected at National Conference and confirmed by AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees for a one year term (November 1, 2014 – October 31, 2015)
  • The term is renewable for an additional year at the discretion of the AAFP Foundation Board.

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

Time commitment for communication and meeting preparation: Moderate

Funding: Provided for meeting attendance according to AAFP Foundation guidelines

Required meetings:

MeetingDatesLocation
Meeting: AAFP Foundation Board of TrusteesDates: November, 2014Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: AAFP Foundation Board of TrusteesDates: May, 2015Location: Kansas City, MO
Meeting: National ConferenceDates: July 30-August 1, 2015
Location: Kansas City, MO