• Resident Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates

    The application cycle for this position is now open. See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position. 

    Experience Congress of Delegates and learn the governance process of the AAFP in this national resident leadership 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, 2021 - September 21, 2022

    • 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
    • Functions as a member of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE)
    • Keeps lines of communication open with resident members to facilitate dialogue on issues important to residents
    • Provides assistance to the Resident Chair of National Conference in coordination of resident activities

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Demonstrated interest and involvement in family medicine groups or state organizations as a student or resident
    • 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

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

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

    Application Summary

    Candidates for this position run for office and are elected at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students July 29-31, 2021. Candidates should plan to attend the virtual conference, and be available for candidate orientation July 28, 2021, at 7 p.m. CDT, and a candidate forum (speeches and elections) July 30, 2022, at 6 p.m. CDT. Candidates are required to deliver a 2 - 3 minute speech and participate in a Q&A. Election results will be announced August 1, 2021.

    Required elements of the application include: Letter of Interest; Letter of Chapter Support, Faculty Letter, Participation Form (to be signed by dean of medical school), 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 AFP chapter as soon as possible to express your interest in this position.

    Meet Current Resident Leaders

    Read Annual Reports

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

    Application deadline: July 22, 2021

    Meeting Schedule

    AAFP Congress of Delegates September 26-29, 2021 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Winter Cluster February 4-6, 2022 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Summer Cluster June 3-5, 2022 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP National Conference July 28-30, 2022 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Congress of Delegates September 18-21, 2022 Washington, DC