• Resident Representative to FamMedPAC

    The application cycle for this position is currently closed. Please check back in the spring for more information on the next application cycle. Residents who may be interested in this role should review position information and travel requirements below.

    FamMedPAC is the American Academy of Family Physicians’ federal political action committee. Its purpose is to help elect candidates to the U.S. Congress who support the AAFP’s legislative goals and objectives.

    There is one position on the Board of Directors for a student or resident representative. The student/resident Board member shall be appointed for a single two-year term. The student/resident Board member’s term of office will commence at the first meeting of the PAC Board that takes place in the first year of the two-year Congressional election cycle and shall end in December of the final year of the cycle.


    Responsibilities

    • Solicitation of New PAC Donors: PAC Board members are expected to help bring in new donors to the PAC each year.
    • Attendance/Participation at PAC Board Meetings and Conference Calls: PAC Board members are expected to attend all PAC Board meetings and participate in all PAC Board conference calls. The PAC Board meets face-to-face twice a year: a one-day meeting in January/February and Thursday morning during FMX. PAC Board business is also conducted via e-mail and conference calls as needed. If a PAC Board member misses two consecutive meetings or conference calls, that PAC Board member may be asked to step down.
    • Promotion of FamMedPAC at Chapter and Regional Meetings: PAC Board members are asked to speak at meetings of their Constituent Chapter on behalf of the PAC and to provide PAC solicitation materials to attendees at those meetings.
    • Approval of Campaign Contributions: PAC Board members approve all contributions to candidates made by the PAC. A list of requested contributions is prepared by PAC staff and presented to the PAC Board for approval each year. Requests for additional contributions are presented to the PAC Board for approval by e-mail ballot as they arise.

    Opportunity Summary

    Term: January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022

    Focus: Politics and advocacy

    Time Commitment: Light to moderate

    Travel: Yes

    Meet Current Resident Leaders

    Read Annual Reports

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


    Eligibility Criteria

    • The student/resident PAC Board member must be a member in good standing of the AAFP and must be either (1) a rising 4th-year medical student, (2) a rising PGY1 family medicine resident, or (3) a rising PGY2 family medicine resident.
    • Contributions to FamMedPAC: Applicants must have contributed to FamMedPAC at the student/resident Club George level ($52) or above within the year prior to applying for the PAC Board seat.
    • Term of Office:  The student/resident Board member shall be appointed for a single two (2) year term. The student/resident Board member’s term of office will commence at the first meeting of the PAC Board that takes place in the first year of the two-year Congressional election cycle and shall end in December of the final year of the cycle.

    Time commitment away from medical school: 3-7 days

    Funding: All travel expenses are covered, and Board members receive a per-diem to cover lodging and meals.

    Application details: Required elements of the application include: CV; 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. All materials must be received by the AAFP by the stated application deadline. For detailed information on application materials, visit the How to Apply page. Once you're ready to begin your application, click the Apply Now button on the sidebar of this page. The application system allows users to save and return to their application before submitting it. Please note: it is important to connect with your local AFP chapter as soon as possible to express your interest in this position. 

    Additional details: Contributions to FamMedPAC are for political purposes. Contributions to FamMedPAC are purely voluntary and suggested contribution amounts are only guidelines. You will not be favored or disadvantaged by reason of the amount of your contribution or a decision not to contribute. Contributions to FamMedPAC are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.


    Meeting Schedule

    MEETING DATES LOCATION
    Board Meeting January/February (TBD) 2020 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
    Board meeting (conference call) May 2020 Virtual
    National Conference (optional) July 30-August 1, 2020 Kansas City, MO
    Board Meeting October 15, 2020 Chicago, IL
    Board meeting (conference call) May 2021 Virtual
    National Conference (optional) July 29-July 31, 2021 Kansas City, MO
    Board Meeting September 2021 Anaheim, CA