• Resident Delegate to the American Medical Association - Resident Fellow Section (AMA-RFS)

    The application cycle for this position is currently closed.
    This position will open for applications in the spring of 2023 for the next term, October 2023 - September 2024.
    See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position. 

    NOTE: The AMA House of Delegates (HOD) annually allocates delegate positions to state and specialty societies based on the number of their members that are also AMA members. The allocation is announced on or before February 1 of each year, and the delegate count is adjusted accordingly. Depending on the delegation size, there will be an opportunity for one RFS representative to also serve as a HOD delegate for the Annual and Interim meetings that year. This additional responsibility will require two or three extra days of service at the AMA meeting. Travel expenses, including per-diem payments, will be provided by the AAFP. If an increase occurs, additional information will be provided by AAFP Medical Education staff.

    Represent AAFP resident interests at AMA meetings and interact with AMA delegates from the AAFP.


    Term: October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023

    • Represent the AAFP resident interests at the AMA-RFS meetings
    • Provide written and oral reports to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents at National Conference
    • Attend the Education Reference Committee of the AMA House of Delegates immediately following the AMA-RFS meeting


    Application Summary

    Required elements of the application include: Letter of Interest, Letter of Chapter Support, Letter of Support from Program Director, 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 AAFP chapter as soon as possible to express your interest in this position. This position is appointed by the AAFP Board of Directors after review and recommendation by a selection committee. Candidates are to be notified of the selection by September 30, 2022.

    Meet Current Resident Leaders

    Read Annual Reports

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

    Eligibility Criteria

    Must be a resident or fellow member of the AAFP and the AMA at the time of appointment and throughout the appointment term. 

    Time commitment away from residency: 12 days

    Funding: Travel expenses are reimbursed according to AAFP policy

    Meeting Schedule

    AMA Interim Meeting November 10 - 13, 2022, (option to extend to Nov. 15) Honolulu, HI
    AMA Annual Meeting June 8 - 11, 2023 (option to extend to June 14) Chicago, IL
    AAFP National Conference July 27 - 29, 2023 Kansas City, MO