• Resident Member Commission Appointments

    The application cycle for these positions is open. Residents who may be interested in this role should review position information and travel requirements below.

    Bring the resident perspective to a commission, and work on issues important to AAFP members.

    Term: December 15, 2021 - December 14, 2022

    Eligibility: Applicant must be a resident member of the AAFP to apply.

    Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 11 days, including 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 Summary

    Required elements of the application include: Letter of Interest, Letter of Chapter Support, Letter of Support from Program Director, and a Photo. Letters and forms should be uploaded or requested through the online application system. To learn more about application materials, visit the How to Apply page. Please connect with your local AAFP Chapter as soon as possible to express your interest. These positions are appointed by the AAFP Board of Directors after review and recommendation by a selection committee. Candidates are notified of the selection by October 31, 2021.

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    Questions? Contact AAFP leadership staff at getinvolved@aafp.org.

    Application deadline: September 8, 2021


    Commission on Continuing Professional Development

    The scope of work of the Commission on Continuing Professional Development (COCPD) includes:

    • AAFP CME Accreditation and Certification (of various credit categories)
    • Development, presentation, maintenance, and refinement of existing and novel CME/CPD delivery methods and modalities
    • CME/CPD aspects of Board Certification and State Licensure
    • Performance Improvement CME (PI-CME)
    • AAFP CME/CPD Curricular Framework
    • Oversight, planning, and evaluation of all AAFP-provided CME Activities (B2017)

    It is composed of a chair, 12 active members, one or two Board Liaisons, one resident member, one student member, one chapter executive, and an integrative medicine consultant.

    The Commission on Continuing Professional Development works directly to support the AAFP’s strategic objective on education by supporting the lifelong learning of family physicians and other health care professionals. The goals of the commission are to guide the Academy’s accreditation and provision of continuing medical education that helps learners demonstrate continuous improvements in knowledge, competence, practice performance, and patient outcomes, as well as fulfill the educational requirements for licensure and certification.

    Commission on Federal and State Policy

    The scope of work of the Commission on Governmental Advocacy (CGA) includes health system reform and expansion of health care coverage, state/federal legislation, public policy, governmental regulations and regulatory agencies, FamMedPAC, grassroots efforts, and governmental workforce programs. It is composed of a chair, 12 active members, one resident member, one student member and one chapter executive. Currently, the commission has one subcommittee: State Governmental Advocacy.

    The goals of the Commission are to guide the Academy's advocacy efforts before the federal government and to assist the constituent chapters in their advocacy efforts before state governments. Advocacy is one of four key priorities for the Academy, making commission membership highly sought after.

    Commission on Health of the Public and Science

    The Commission on Health of the Public and Science scope of work includes health of the public, evidence-based clinical recommendations and care, generation of new knowledge and science with dissemination and implementation, and disparities and the underserved populations. It is composed of a chair, 16 active members, one resident member, one student member and one chapter executive. The commission has the following subcommittees: Subcommittee on Clinical Recommendations and Policies, Subcommittee on Health Equity, and the Subcommitte on Public Health Issues.

    Through its subcommittees and oversight of AAFP Member Interest Groups, the commission supports all four of AAFP's Strategic Objectives: Support and sustain comprehensive family medicine practices, Reduce administrative complexity, Equip members with clinical expertise to improve individual and population health, and Grow a diverse family physician workforce.  Members may also represent the AAFP to federal, medical specialty, voluntary health, and other organizations. 

    Commission on Membership and Member Services

    The scope of work of the Commission on Membership and Member Services (CMMS) includes recruitment, retention, value of membership, member services, life-stage career issues, special needs, awards, international membership, urban/rural membership issues, degree of fellow, special constituencies, National Conference of Special Constituencies (NCSC) planning and chapter relations, and leadership development. It is composed of a chair, 12 active members, one resident member, one student member two chapter executives and one AAFP Board Liaison.

    The goals of this Commission are to guide the Academy’s membership efforts and to assist the constituent chapters in their membership efforts.

    Commission on Quality and Practice

    The scope of work of the Commission on Quality and Practice is to study and develop recommendations, policies, and programs for family medicine in the following areas: health care delivery systems (e.g., PCMH, ACOs), performance measurement, practice redesign/quality improvement, privileging, health information technology, practice management, private sector advocacy, and physician payment. It is composed of a chair, 12 active members, one resident member, one student member and one chapter executive. This commission does not have a subcommittee.

    The mission of the Commission on Quality and Practice is to provide a venue for the development of recommended policy related to the practicing family physician.


    Meeting Schedule

    MEETING DATES LOCATION
    AAFP Winter Cluster February 4-6, 2022 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Summer Cluster* June 3-5, 2022 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP National Conference July 28-30, 2022 Kansas City, MO

    The Commission on Governmental Advocacy does not attend the summer cluster event in Kansas City. Instead, commission members meet during the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C.