Resident Delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates

Opportunity Summary

Term: January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019

Application Deadline: TBD

Focus: residency, leadership, activism

Time Commitment: Substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

NOTE: This position is filled. Applications will be accepted in 2019 for the 2020-2021 term. For information on the amount of travel associated with this position, check out the meeting calendar below, which reflects the current delegate’s anticipated schedule of activities.

The AAFP selects one resident as a member of the delegation to the AMA House of Delegates. Members of the AMA House of Delegates serve as an important communications, policy and membership link between the AMA and grassroots physicians. The delegates are a key source of information on activities, programs and policies of the AMA. They are expected to foster positive and useful two-way relationship between grassroots physicians and the AMA leadership.

Responsibilities

  • Represent the AAFP membership at the AMA meetings, while offering the resident perspective
  • Participate in all AMA delegation activities as directed by the chair of the AAFP AMA delegation.
  • Attend the National Conference and provide written and oral reports during the two years following appointment

Eligibility Criteria

  • A member of the AMA as well as a member of the AAFP at the time of appointment and for the duration of the two-year term
  • Applicant should be a PGY1 or 2 and will be a resident or fellow for the complete two-year term
  • Applicant should have AMA experience as a medical student or resident prior to applying to this position
  • Applicant should have demonstrated leadership experience

Time commitment away from residency: Approximately 16-18 days

Funding: Travel expenses are reimbursed according to AAFP policy

Meeting Schedule

MEETING DATES LOCATION
MEETING : AMA Annual Meeting
DATES : June 7-13, 2018
LOCATION : Chicago, IL
MEETING : National ConferenceDATES : August 2-4, 2018LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : AMA Interim Meeting
DATES : November 8-13, 2018LOCATION : National Harbor, MD
MEETING : AMA Annual MeetingDATES : June 6-12, 2019LOCATION : Chicago, IL
MEETING : National ConferenceDATES : TBDLOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : AMA Interim MeetingDATES : November 14-19, 2019LOCATION : San Diego, CA

Opportunity Summary

Term: January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019

Application Deadline: TBD

Focus: residency, leadership, activism

Time Commitment: Substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes