Student Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates

Opportunity Summary

Term: August 2019-September 2020

Application Deadline: July 24, 2019

Focus: Family medicine leadership

Time Commitment: Moderate (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

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NOTE: Applications for this position are closed. This page will be updated when applications reopen for the next leadership cycle. See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position. 

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.

Application details: Required elements of the application include: Letter of Interest; Letter of Chapter Support; Faculty Letter; Participation Form(280 KB PDF) (to be signed by dean of medical school). Letters and forms can be uploaded or requested through the online application system. For detailed information on application materials, visit the How to Apply page. Once you're ready to begin your application, click the Apply Now button on the sidebar of this page. The application system allows users to save and return to their application before submitting it. Please note: it is important to connect with your local AFP chapter as soon as possible to express your interest in this position. 

Meeting Schedule

MEETING DATES LOCATION
MEETING : Congress of DelegatesDATES : September 22-25, 2019
LOCATION : Philadelphia, PA
MEETING : Winter ClusterDATES : February 7-9, 2020LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : Summer ClusterDATES : May 29-May 31, 2020LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : National ConferenceDATES : July 30-August 1, 2020LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : Congress of DelegatesDATES : October 11-14, 2020LOCATION : Chicago, IL

Opportunity Summary

Term: August 2019-September 2020

Application Deadline: July 24, 2019

Focus: Family medicine leadership

Time Commitment: Moderate (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

Meet Current Student Leaders

Read Annual Reports