• Resident Member of the American Family Physician Editorial Board

    The application cycle for this position is closed. The application for the 2024 - 2025 leadership cycle will open in the spring of 2024. Information is available below for those who may be thinking about this opportunity.

    Applications for this position are reviewed by the AAFP National Research Network Advisory Group and candidates are appointed by the AAFP Board of Directors. All applicants will be notified by October 31.  

    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, 2024 – December 31, 2024

    • 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

    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 August 1 - 3, 2024 Kansas City, MO