• Resident Member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees

    The application cycle for this position is closed. The application for the 2025-2026 leadership cycle will open in the spring of 2025. Information is available below for those who may be thinking about this opportunity. 

    This position is elected at the AAFP National Conference and candidates should plan to attend. See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position.

    Be involved with high-level decision-making on a nonprofit board of trustees and 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, 2025-August 31, 2026

    • Is a full voting member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
    • Serves as liaison to the AAFP Commission on Education including two of its subcommittees, the Subcommittee on Resident and Student Issues, and the Subcommittee on National Conference Planning (Includes one in-person meeting each year and virtual meetings quarterly and sometimes monthly)
    • 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

    Application Summary

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

    Required elements of the application include:

    • Completed application form (online)
    • 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

    Meet Current Resident Leaders

    Read Annual Reports

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

    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

    Candidates should familiarize themselves with AAFP Foundation Programs.

    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.

    Meeting Schedule

    AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting Fall 2025 Leawood, KS
    AAFP Winter Cluster Commission Meetings January 24-26, 2025 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting Spring 2025 (exact dates TBD)  Leawood, KS
    AAFP Summer Cluster Commission Meetings June 7-8, 2025 Virtual
    AAFP National Conference July 31-August 2, 2025 Kansas City, MO