• Resident Member of the AAFP Board of Directors

    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.

    This position is elected at the AAFP National Conference and candidates should plan to attend. See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position. 

    Bring a resident perspective to high-level decision-making discussions of the AAFP Board of Directors. This opportunity includes social media and public relations training, as well as unique mentoring opportunities with established leaders in family medicine. Read the full position description for AAFP Director for detailed information on qualifications, time commitment, and responsibilities associated with this role.   


    Term: October 27, 2023 - September 25, 2024

    • Bring the resident perspective to all AAFP Board deliberations
    • Help orient other resident officers to the AAFP governance and policy
    • Communicate issues of importance to the appropriate AAFP commissions
    • Coordinate the discussions of the resident delegation at the AAFP Congress of Delegates
    • Attend all AAFP Board of Directors meetings as a voting member
    • Serves on the Resident Leader Advisory Group with specific responsibilities to advise the Commission on Education Subcommittee on Medical Student Education and Workforce Development and the Subcommittee on Graduate Medical Education (Includes virtual meetings throughout the year, about quarterly)
    • Attend meetings of a Commission for which you serve as a Board liaison according to AAFP Board policy
    • Attend National Conference the year following election, including facilitating the candidates’ forum
    • Attend two Congress of Delegates and AAFP FMX meetings
    • Attend the National Conference of Constituent Leaders/Annual Chapter Leaders Forum (NCCL/ACLF)
    • Attend other meetings as directed by the Board Chair

    Application Summary

    Candidates for this position are elected at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. Candidates should plan to attend the entirety of the conference. Candidates are required to be nominated at the conference, deliver a 2 - 3 minute speech, participate in a candidate Q&A, and, if elected, participate in a new officer orientation Saturday afternoon of the conference.

    Required elements of the application include:

    • Completed application form (online)
    • 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.

    Note: The resident member of the Board will not be eligible to later serve on the AAFP Board as new physician representative.

    Meet Current Resident Leaders

    Read Annual Reports

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

    Eligibility Criteria

    • At least one year of national level experience in AAFP leadership (National Conference Chair, National Delegate, National FMIG Coordinator, AAFP commission member, or representative to Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) or Association of Family Medicine Program Directors (AFMRD) or AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees)
    • Must have residency director’s endorsement that time away from residency will be granted to attend meetings

    Time commitment away from residency: Approximately 45-50 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings

    Funding: Provided for meeting attendance according to AAFP Board of Director reimbursement policies beginning the Wednesday of the first COD/FMX you attend. Once in effect, reimbursement policies cover all days required to travel for Board business.

    Meeting Schedule

     COD/FMX/Board Meeting October 24 - 29, 2023 Chicago, IL
    Board Meeting November 28 - December 2, 2023 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Winter Cluster Commission Meetings January 19 - 22, 2024 Kansas City, MO
    Board Meeting February 27 - March 1, 2024 Washington D.C.
    AAFP ACLF/NCCL April 15 - 20, 2024 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Summer Cluster June 1 - 2, 2024 Virtual
    Board Meeting July 23 - 27, 2024 Laguna Niguel, CA
    AAFP National Conference July 31 - August 3, 2024 Kansas City, MO
    Board of Directors/COD/FMX September 20 - 26, 2024 Phoenix, AZ