• Resident Member of the American Family Physician Editorial Board

    The application cycle for this position is currently closed.
    This position will open for applications in the spring of 2023 for the next term, January 2024 - December 2024.
    See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position. 

    American Family Physician (AFP) is the editorially independent, peer-reviewed and evidence-based clinical journal of the AAFP. AFP delivers concise, easy-to-read key clinical review articles for physicians and health care professionals 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 the Family Physicians of the future.


    Term: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023

    • Represent resident interests and learning needs to the AFP Editor in Chief
    • Provide assistance and resident perspective on pertinent AFP articles and other media publications, including blog and video publications
    • Participate in 3-4 virtual meetings for review and editing
    • Promote dialogue and interest in AFP with residents via regular social media presence
    • Attend the AFP Editors Meeting, held just prior to the AAFP National Conference

    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 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. This position is appointed by the editor of American Family Physician. Candidates to be notified of the selection by October 31, 2022.

    Meet Current Resident Leaders

    Read Annual Reports

    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 27 - 29, 2023 Kansas City, MO