• Resident Representative to American Family Physician Journal

    The application cycle for this position is currently closed. Please check back in the spring for more information on the next application cycle. Residents who may be interested in this role should review position information and travel requirements below.

    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.


    • 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

    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.

    Opportunity Summary

    Term: January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 (with an option to serve a second term with the approval of the editorial team) 
    Focus: Medical editing and medical education
    Time Commitment: Light to moderate
    Travel: Yes

    Meet Current Resident Leaders
    Read Annual Reports

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

    Application details: Required elements of the application include: CV; 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. All materials must be received by the AAFP by the stated application deadline. 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

    Annual Editorial Meeting/National Conference July 29-August 1 Kansas City, MO