Student Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates

Opportunity Summary

Term: August 2017-October 2018

Application Deadline: July 29

Focus: Family medicine leadership

Time Commitment: Moderate (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

NOTE: Applications for the 2017-18 term are currently being accepted. The position will be elected on July 29, 2017 at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City. Applications are accepted up until the election; however, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications before the start of National Conference (July 27-29).

Experience Congress of Delegates and learn the governance process of the AAFP in this national student 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 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

Eligibility Criteria

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

Time commitment away from medical school: 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: July 29

Focus: Family medicine leadership

Time Commitment: Moderate (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes