• AAFP Commissions Work for You

    Help lead the future of medicine when you apply one of these commissions. Board-appointed commission members bring strategic and innovative ideas to light on one of seven commissions and our work group. Their insight informs policy recommendations, develops new programs and projects, and streamlines action.

    Future Commission Cluster Meeting Dates

    • February 5-7, 2021 (Virtual)
    • June 4-6, 2021 (Virtual)


    AAFP Commissions

    Commission on Continuing Professional Development

    This commission helps guide the AAFP’s credit system and its provision of continuing medical education that helps members and other health care professionals demonstrate continuous improvement in knowledge, competence, practice performance, and patient outcomes as well as fulfill educational requirements for licensure and certification.

    Commission on Education

    Members develop recommended policy and disseminate expertise and new information related to the education and professional development of family physicians until the residency training period is completed.

    Commission on Finance and Insurance

    This commission reviews various matters of the AAFP both as routine charges and upon referral from the board, other commissions and committees, or the Congress of Delegates.

    Commission on Federal and State Policy

    This commission informs and guides the Academy's federal advocacy program and its support for constituent chapters in their advocacy efforts before state governments.

    Commission on Health of the Public and Science

    Members of this commission help support the AAFP's strategic objectives: payment reform, practice transformation, family medicine workforce, and clinical expertise.

    Commission on Membership and Member Services

    Members guide the AAFP's membership efforts and assist the constituent chapters in their efforts.

    Commission on Quality and Practice

    Members work to improve the practice environment of family physicians.

    Learn More About Leadership Opportunities

    Commission Information

    ABFM Director Information

    AAFP AMA Delegation Information

    AAFP AMA Delegation Nomination Procedures or, completing the online nomination forms:

    Additional Information

    View detailed instructions for the online leadership nomination procedures and the use of the online commission application process »

    View the current commissions members in the 2021 Leadership Directory »

    Other Leadership Opportunities with the ABFM and AMA Delegation

    The AAFP also has opportunities for leadership outside of our organization, such as a director of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA).

    If you're interested in being a director of the ABFM, please review the ABFM Director Nomination Procedures and complete the online form (available summer 2020) for nomination.

    If you're interested in becoming a delegate to the AMA, please read the position description for delegates and complete the online form (details available summer 2020).

    Materials Required to Submit an Online Application Form

    1. Completion of appropriate online application form (commision chair; commision member, ABFM Director, or AAFP AMA Delegation all open summer 2020)
    2. Photo
    3. Completion of Conflict of Interest/Disclosure Form (select Option 2)
    4. Letter of recommendation from your chapter   

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