• Resident Chair of National Conference

    The application cycle for this position is open. This position is elected at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, which candidates should plan to attend. Applications are due July 25, 2024, but will also be accepted until the election taking place at the AAFP National Conference August 1-3, 2024.

    Help plan National Conference in this highly visible AAFP leadership position. See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position.


    Term: August 2, 2024, - August 31, 2025

    • Serve as a member of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE), the COE Subcommittee on Resident and Student Issues, and the COE Subcommittee on National Conference Planning
    • Coordinates and makes decisions regarding resident activities throughout the year
    • Provides input into planning programming and special activities for the upcoming National Conference
    • Presides at the business sessions of the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents

    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

    Must have attended a past National Conference and have residency director's endorsement that time away from residency will be granted to attend meetings. At least one year of national-level experience in AAFP leadership, including:

    • National Conference Chair
    • Resident or Student Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates
    • FMIG Network National Coordinator
    • FMIG Network Regional Coordinator
    • AAFP commission member
    • Resident or Student member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Board of Directors
    • Resident member of the Association of Family Medicine Program Directors (AFMRD) Board of Directors
    • Resident or student member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
    • Resident delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA)
    • AAFP resident representative to the American Medical Association Resident-Fellow Section (AMA-RFS)
    • AAFP student representative to the American Medical Association Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS)
    • Student Liaison to the Student National Medical Association or Latino Medical Student Association

    Time commitment away from residency: Approximately 10 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

    National Conference Planning Meetings Quarterly, sometimes Monthly Virtual
    COE Subcommittee Meetings Quarterly Virtual
    AAFP Winter Cluster Commission Meetings January 24-26, 2025 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Annual Leadership Conference ACLF/NCCL April 24-26, 2025 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Summer Cluster June 7-8. 2025 Virtual
    AAFP National Conference July 31-August 2, 2025 Kansas City, MO