Student Chair of National Conference

Opportunity Summary

Term: September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020

Application Deadline: July 24, 2019

Focus: Conference planning

Time Commitment: Substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

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NOTE: Applications are accepted starting in the spring. This page provides details on the responsibilities and amount of travel associated with 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

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.

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

Application Deadline: July 24, 2019

Focus: Conference planning

Time Commitment: Substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

Meet Current Student Leaders

Read Annual Reports