• Resident Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates

    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. Experience Congress of Delegates and learn the governance process of the AAFP in this national resident leadership position. See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position. 

    Applicants are elected as alternate delegates and serve as alternate delegates to this year's AAFP Congress of Delegates, alongside the current delegates. Following the meeting, those elected serve as delegates through next year's Congress of Delegates.


    Term: August 1, 2023 – September 24, 2024

    • Represents resident member interests, as voted on by the National Congress of Medical Students, at the AAFP Congress of Delegates by following resolutions and issues pertinent to family medicine residents
    • Serve as a member of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE), the COE Subcommittee on Resident and Student Issues, and the COE Subcommittee on Graduate Curriculum
    • Keeps lines of communication open with resident members to facilitate dialogue on issues important to residents
    • Facilitates discussion and advises resolution writing at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students

    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.

    Meet Current Resident Leaders

    Read Annual Reports

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

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Demonstrated interest and involvement in family medicine groups or state organizations as a student or resident preferred
    • Does not need previous experience in a national AAFP leadership position
    • Must have residency director's endorsement that time away from residency will be granted to attend meetings
    • Must be an AAFP resident or fellow member

    Time commitment away from residency: Approximately 10 - 15 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings.

    Funding: Travel is covered according to AAFP Travel Policy. A per diem covers expenses to travel to and attend the meeting, including lodging and food.

    Meeting Schedule

    AAFP Congress of Delegates October 1 - 4, 2023 San Antonio, TX
    COE Subcommittee Meetings Quarterly Virtual
    AAFP Winter Cluster Commission Meetings January 19 - 22, 2024 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Summer Cluster June 1 - 2, 2024 Virtual
    AAFP National Conference July 31 - August 3, 2024 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Congress of Delegates September 22 - 25, 2024 Phoenix, AZ