Student Chair of National Conference

Opportunity Summary

Term: September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020

Focus: Conference planning

Time Commitment: Substantial (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. 

Help plan National Conference in this highly visible AAFP leadership position.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and makes decisions regarding student activities throughout the year
  • Proves input into planning the theme, programming and special activities for the upcoming National Conference
  • Functions as a member of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE)
  • Presides at the business sessions of the National Congress of Medical Students

Eligibility Criteria

Must have attended a past National Conference and be in good academic standing. At least one year of national-level experience in AAFP leadership, including:

  • Student Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates
  • FMIG Network National Coordinator
  • FMIG Network Regional Coordinator
  • AAFP commission member
  • Student member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Board of Directors
  • Student member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
  • AAFP student representative to the American Medical Association Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS)
  • Student Liaison to the Student National Medical Association or Latino Medical Student Association

Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 15-20 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 : Subcommittee on National Conference Planning (SNCP)DATES : October 2019LOCATION : Leawood, KS
MEETING : Winter ClusterDATES : February 7-9, 2020LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : Summer ClusterDATES : May 29-31, 2020LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : National ConferenceDATES : July 30-August 1, 2020LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : Congress of DelegatesDATES : October 8-11, 2020LOCATION : Chicago, IL
MEETING : Subcommittee on National Conference Planning (SNCP)DATES : October 2020LOCATION : Leawood, KS

Opportunity Summary

Term: September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020

Focus: Conference planning

Time Commitment: Substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

Meet Current Student Leaders

Read Annual Reports