Resident Representative to the American Medical Association - Resident and Fellow Section (AMA-RFS)
NOTE: Applications for this position are being accepted. The deadline is August 8, 2017. The AAFP sends two residents to the AMA Resident and Fellow Section (AMA-RFS) to serve as the AAFP's delegate and alternate delegate. Alternate delegate may consider applying for appointment as delegate the following year.
The AMA House of Delegates (HOD) annually allocates delegate positions to state and specialty societies based on the number of their members that are also AMA members. The allocation is announced on or before February 1 of each year, and the delegate count is adjusted accordingly. Depending on the delegation size, there will be an opportunity for one RFS representative to also serve as a HOD delegate for the Annual and Interim meetings that year. This additional responsibility will require two or three extra days of service at the AMA meeting. Travel expenses, including per-diem payment, will be provided by the AAFP. If an increase occurs, additional information will be provided by AAFP Medical Education staff.
Represent AAFP resident interests at AMA meetings and interact with AMA delegates from the AAFP.
- Represent the AAFP resident interests at the AMA-RFS meetings
- Provide written and oral reports to the AAFP Commission on Education (COE) and the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents at National Conference
- Attend the Education Reference Committee of the AMA House of Delegates immediately following the AMA-RFS meeting
- Member of the AMA and the AAFP at the time of appointment
Time commitment away from residency: 12 days
Funding: Travel expenses are reimbursed according to AAFP policy
|MEETING : AMA Interim Meeting||DATES : November 11-14, 2017||LOCATION : Honolulu, HI|
|MEETING : AMA Annual Meeting||DATES : June 9-13, 2018||LOCATION : Chicago, IL|
|MEETING : National Conference||DATES : August 2-4, 2018||LOCATION : Kansas City, MO|