Resident Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates

Opportunity Summary

Term: August 2017-October 2018

Application Deadline: TBD

Focus: Family medicine leadership

Time Commitment: Moderate (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

NOTE:  This position is filled. Applications will be accepted in 2018 for the 2018-2019 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.

Experience Congress of Delegates and learn the governance process of the AAFP in this national resident leadership position.

Applicants are elected as alternate delegates and serve as alternate delegates to this year's AAFP Congress of Delegates, alongside the current delegates. Following the meeting, those elected serve as delegates through next year's Congress of Delegates.

Responsibilities

  • Represents resident 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 family medicine residents
  • Functions as a member of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE)
  • Keeps lines of communication open with resident members to facilitate dialogue on issues important to residents
  • Provides assistance to the Resident Chair of National Conference in coordination of resident activities

Eligibility Criteria

  • Demonstrated interest and involvement in family medicine groups or state organizations as a student or resident
  • Does not need previous experience in a national AAFP leadership position
  • Must have residency director's endorsement that time away from residency will be granted to attend meetings

Time commitment away from residency: Approximately 10-15 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 : Winter ClusterDATES : January 25-28, 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

Opportunity Summary

Term: August 2017-October 2018

Application Deadline: TBD

Focus: Family medicine leadership

Time Commitment: Moderate (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes