• Resident Member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees

    The application cycle for this position is closed. It will reopen in spring 2022. Interested candidates should review the details below to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and understand the travel commitment.

    Be involved with high-level decision-making on a nonprofit board of trustees. Receive mentoring from established leaders of the AAFP Foundation.

    The AAFP Foundation advances the values of family medicine through humanitarian, educational, and scientific philanthropy dedicated to improving health.


    Term: September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022

    • Is a full voting member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
    • Attends two Foundation Board meetings following election and confirmation by the AAFP Foundation Board
    • Attends National Conference and summer and winter cluster meetings
    • Provides input into potential Foundation programming directed towards residents
    • Serves as the Foundation’s advocate with the resident membership
    • Serves on at least three Foundation committees as assigned by the Foundation President

    Eligibility Criteria

    • May be in any year of residency
    • Does not need previous experience in a national AAFP leadership position
    • Must be nominated during a congress business session at the National Conference by an eligible member of the congress. Review the candidate fact sheet for complete details

    Time commitment away from residency: Approximately 15-18 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings.

    Funding: Provided for meeting attendance according to AAFP Foundation guidelines.

    Application Summary

    Candidates for this position run for office and are elected at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. Candidates should plan to attend the conference, and be available for candidate orientation. Candidates are required to deliver a 2 - 3 minute speech and participate in a Q&A. 

    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. 

    Meet Current Resident Leaders

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

    Meeting Schedule

    AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees November 19-21, 2021 Leawood, KS
    AAFP Winter Cluster  February 4-6, 2022 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees May 20-22, 2022 Leawood, KS
    AAFP Summer Cluster June 3-4, 2022 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP National Conference July 28-30, 2022 Kansas City, MO