• Resident Member, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) 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. 

    Gain non-profit board leadership experience and mentoring from established leaders in family medicine.


    Term: September 1, 2023, - August 31, 2024

    • Inform and provide a resident perspective to program directors on environmental issues impacting residents and their education
    • Attend required AFMRD in-person Board meetings
    • Participate in monthly conference calls of the AFMRD Board of Directors
    • Provide written reports as requested
    • Attend Residency Leadership Summit in conjunction with AFMRD in-person Board Meeting
    • Attend National Conference to gather information on resident issues
    • Attend Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (optional)

    Learn more about AFMRD’s mission  and its board of directors.

    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 
    • 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

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

    Eligibility Criteria

    PGY2 or above at the beginning of the term in September.

    Time commitment away from residency: 15 - 17 days

    Meeting Schedule

    AFMRD Fall Board Meeting September 7 - 9, 2023 Denver, CO
    AFMRD Winter Board Meeting January 24 - 26, 2024 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP National Conference August 1 - 3, 2024 Kansas City, MO 
    Residency Leadership Summit and AFMRD Spring Board Meeting March 23 - 26, 2024 Kansas City, MO