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

    The application cycle for this position is open. Applications are due August 9. 2024. Applications for this position are reviewed by the AAFP Resident and Student Leadership Screening/Selection Committee and appointed by the AAFP Board of Directors. All applicants will be notified by September 30, 2024.

    Represent family medicine and the AAFP at the American Medical Association’s two annual business meetings. The AAFP supports two resident members to serve as delegates to the AMA Resident Fellow Section with an option to also serve as an AAFP delegate to the AMA House of Delegates. This additional responsibility requires 2-3 extra days of service at the AMA meeting with additional responsibilities related to the HOD. All travel expenses are reimbursed according to AAFP policy. 


    Term: October 1, 2024 - September 30, 2025 (two years)

    • Participate in the live business sessions of the AMA Resident Fellow Section conducted during the term of service, including virtual business such as reference committee hearings
    • Consider all business before the AMA RFS at each meeting and determine how to act on that business based on the policies of the AAFP and interests of AAFP resident members
    • Research items of interest to family medicine, the AAFP, and its resident members to bring an informed opinion to business discussion
    • Participate in a caucus of AAFP delegates to the AMA Medical Student Section, RFS, and Young Physician Section in preparation for the AMA Interim Meeting and the AMA Annual Meeting
    • Possibility of serving as an AAFP delegate to the AMA House of Delegates during one meeting each term

    Application Summary

    Candidates for this position are appointed by the AAFP Board of Directors at the recommendation of the AAFP Resident and Student Leadership Screening Committee.

    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. All candidates will be notified by September 30. 

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    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 Nov. 7-9, 2024 (option to extend to Nov. 12 to participate in HOD) National Harbor, Maryland
    AMA Annual Meeting June 5-7 (option to extend to June 11 to participate in HOD) Chicago, IL
    AAFP National Conference July 31 – August 2, 2025 Kansas City, MO