• Resident Member of the American Family Physician Editorial Board

    The application cycle for this position is open. Applications are due September 6. 2024. Applications for this position are reviewed and appointed by the editor of American Family Physician. All applicants will be notified by October 31, 2024.

    American Family Physician (AFP) is the peer-reviewed and evidence-based clinical journal of the AAFP. AFP delivers concise clinical review articles for physicians and promotes family medicine. While AFP primarily focuses on established family physicians, the journal serves as a critical resource for residents. AFP provides relevant and concise content that serves as a resource for resident in-service training as well as board certification examinations. The AFP resident representative will serve as the advocate for resident interests and learning needs while promoting the journal to future family physicians.


    Term: January 1, 2025-December 31, 2025

    • Communicate with students nationally to share essential resources from AFP
    • Obtain medical student feedback to improve AFP
    • Network with students interested in family medicine at the AAFP National Conference
    • Contribute to social media presence by regular social media posting on behalf of the journal
    • Participate in AFP projects such as the photo contest
    • Attend the AFP Editors Meeting, held just prior to the AAFP National Conference

    Application Summary

    Candidates for this position are appointed by the editor-in-chief of the American Family Physician journal.

    Required elements of the application include:

    • Completed application form
    • Letter of Interest
    • Letter of support from your program director
    • Support form completed by your AAFP chapter (state or constituent chapter)
    • Completed conflict of interest disclosure
    • Photo

    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. It is important to connect with your local AAFP Chapter as soon as possible to express your interest in this position, as some chapters have required processes that need to happen before applying. Candidates will be notified of their selection by October 31. 

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

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Demonstrated interest in AFP and medical editing
    • Demonstrated interest in writing about medicine and health care.
    • Endorsement from residency director to support application and participation.

    Time commitment away from medical school: 2-3 days

    Funding: AAFP will cover travel expenses for National Conference; AFP will cover any additional expenses related to the AFP Editor’s Meeting.

    Meeting Schedule

    Annual Editorial Meeting at AAFP National Conference July 31-August 2, 2025 Kansas City, MO