Resident and Student Congresses

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July 30 - August 1, 2020
   

About the Congresses

The National Congress of Family Medicine Residents (NCFMR) and the National Congress of Student Members (NCSM) traditionally meet during National Conference. These bodies were created more than 35 years ago as the official voices of residents and students in the AAFP. Through these forums, resident and student members elect their national officers and advocate for a wide variety of issues and causes. Many of the initiatives launched by residents and students are now AAFP policy. Many family medicine leaders got their start in the resident and student congresses.

Due to the transition of the 2020 National Conference to an all-virtual event, Congress sessions, including resolution writing and reference committees, will not take place, but other leadership activities, including elections of resident and student leaders will be held.

Candidate Information

Resident and Student leader positions elected at National Conference include:

  • Resident and student AAFP board members
  • National Conference chairs
  • Delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates
  • National coordinator for the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network
  • Representatives to the boards of the AAFP Foundation, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Consider getting involved and run for office. 

Delegate Information

Each year, AAFP constituent chapters designate one student member and one resident member to serve as chapter delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents (NCFMR) and the National Congress of Student Members (NCSM). Although Congress sessions will not be held in 2020, delegates will serve to bring issues important to residents and students in their chapter to online discussion and vote in elections. While any resident or student member of the AAFP may participate in online discussions , only chapter delegates are eligible to vote in elections.

If you are interested in serving as a delegate (or alternate delegate) to your congress, contact your chapter executive.

  • Delegate FAQ(3 page PDF) — Designated delegates should use this guide to manage responsibilities before, during, and after National Conference.

2020 Online Discussions

Congress sessions, including resolution writing and reference committees, will not take place in 2020.  However, students and residents will have the opportunity to submit issues of significant concern during National Conference and discuss them via virtual breakout rooms. After the conference, these submissions will be forwarded to the Subcommittee on Resident and Student Issues (SRSI), which will review them and make recommendations for actions to the Commission on Education (COE). More information will be posted in July.

2020 Annual Reports

Family medicine residents and medical students are deeply ingrained into the leadership and governance structure of the AAFP. Each year, dozens of residents and students across the country are elected or appointed by their peers to represent their voices in a leadership capacity.

Find annual reports from 2020 resident and student representatives — Full annual reports from 2020 resident and student representatives will be posted on July 1.