• Resident Delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates

    The application cycle for this position is open.
    Applications are due August 10, 2022.

    See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position. 

    This page provides details on the responsibilities, eligibility requirements, and amount of travel associated with this position.

    The AAFP selects one resident as a member of the delegation to the AMA House of Delegates (HOD). Members of the AMA HOD serve as an important communications, policy and membership link between the AMA and grassroots physicians. The delegates are a key source of information on activities, programs and policies of the AMA. They are expected to foster positive and useful two-way relationship between grassroots physicians and the AMA leadership.


    Term: October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2024 

    • Represent the AAFP membership at the AMA HOD meetings, while offering the resident perspective
    • Participate in all AMA delegation activities as directed by the chair of the AAFP AMA delegation.
    • Attend the National Conference and provide written and oral reports during the two years following appointment

    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 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

    • A member of the AMA as well as a member of the AAFP at the time of appointment and for the duration of the two-year term
    • Applicant should be a PGY1 or 2 and will be a resident or fellow for the complete two-year term
    • Applicant should have AMA experience as a medical student or resident prior to applying to this position
    • Applicant should have demonstrated leadership experience

    Time commitment away from residency: Approximately 16-18 days

    Funding: Travel expenses are reimbursed according to AAFP policy

    Meeting Schedule

    AMA Interim Meeting November 11 - 15, 2022 Honolulu, HI
    AMA Annual Meeting June 9 - 14, 2023 Chicago, IL
    AMA Interim Meeting November 10 - 14, 2023 National Harbor, MD
    AMA Annual Meeting TBD - June 2024 Chicago, IL