Student Liaison to the Latino Medical Student Association

Opportunity Summary

Term: January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Application Deadline: September 5, 2019

Focus: AAFP/LMSA collaboration, workforce diversity, FMIGs

Time Commitment: Substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

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This page provides details on the responsibilities, eligibility requirements, and amount of travel associated with this position.

During the fall of 2016, executive leadership from the LMSA and the AAFP FMIG Network discussed opportunities for collaboration to accomplish shared goals, including: workforce diversity in primary care, community organizing and advocacy for improving vulnerable patient populations, and developing leaders in primary care.

Founded in 1987, the LMSA is a non-profit organization with a mission to unify all Latino medical students into one organization, actively promote recruitment and retention of Latino students at all levels, educate medical students on Latino health issues, and advocate for the rights of Latinos in health care. Throughout the years, LMSA has successfully provided leadership opportunities for Latinos and promoted volunteerism in the Latino community.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in regular calls and meetings with both AAFP FMIG Network and LMSA leadership to stay informed and contribute to FMIG priorities and strategic planning in workforce diversity
  • Disseminate information between LMSA and the FMIG Network as requested
  • Participate in planning and executing programming at AAFP National Conference and LMSA National Conference
  • Participate in further refining a LMSA/AAFP joint strategic plan to promote family medicine as a career to LMSA members
  • Identify and act on opportunities for increasing medical student awareness and affinity for primary care careers, especially as it relates to serving underserved and underrepresented communities and pursuing careers in academics
  • Identify strategies to boost attendance of LMSA students interested in primary care to AAFP National Conference, particularly among students in their first three years of medical school

Eligibility Criteria

  • Meet mutually agreed upon eligibility requirements and be chosen by a joint selection committee that includes both AAFP and LMSA leadership, and approved by both organizations’ boards of directors
  • Medical student in good academic standing
  • Member of the AAFP
  • Member of the LMSA
  • Interested in promoting family medicine in medical schools through LMSA and FMIG activities

Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 13-14 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings

Funding: The AAFP will cover reasonable expenses (in accordance with its applicable travel policies) to attend the AAFP National Conference and the annual FMIG Network Student Leader Orientation, including registration fees, transportation, lodging and meals. The LMSA will cover reasonable expenses (in accordance with its applicable travel policies) to attend the LMSA National Conference and the LMSA Leadership Retreat/Policy Summit, including registration fees, transportation, lodging and meals.

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); and a Photo. Letters and forms can be uploaded or requested through the online application system. All materials must be received by the AAFP by the application deadline. 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 : FMIG Network Student Leader Orientation
DATES : January 3-5, 2020LOCATION : Leawood, KS
MEETING : LMSA National ConferenceDATES : April 2020LOCATION : TBD
MEETING : AAFP National ConferenceDATES : July 29-August 1, 2020LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : LMSA Leadership Retreat and Policy Summit
DATES : Fall 2020LOCATION : Washington, DC

Opportunity Summary

Term: January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Application Deadline: September 5, 2019

Focus: AAFP/LMSA collaboration, workforce diversity, FMIGs

Time Commitment: Substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

Meet Current Student Leaders

Read Annual Reports