The application cycle for this position is currently closed.
This position will open for applications in the spring/summer of 2023 for the next term, July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2026.
See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position.
NOTE: To nominate a resident for the RC-FM, contact the RC-FM directly by using the email address provided below. The AAFP provides information about this position but does not nominate or select candidates.
Be involved with residency education and accreditation at a national level, and get mentoring opportunities with national leaders in family medicine residency education.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Review Committee for Family Medicine (RC-FM) serves as the accrediting authority for all family medicine residency programs in the United States. The committee reviews all new applications for family medicine residency program accreditation and regularly reviews existing programs to determine continuing compliance with the “Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Family Medicine” and the “General Requirements of the Essentials of Accredited Residencies in Graduate Medical Education.”
The two main functions of the RC-FM are the development of program requirements and the review and accreditation of residency programs. The resident is a full voting member of the committee and participates in all of the discussions and in program reviews. This position will represent the resident perspective, not that of the AAFP.
The appointment process begins in the year prior to the new resident member’s term.
Term: July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024, with an orientation in April 2022
Focus: residency education, accreditation
Note: Resident members may not serve on two Review Committees simultaneously, and must not be from the same geographical area or institution as another current member of the RC-FM.
Time commitment away from residency: Substantial (meetings, communication), Approximately 15-17 days
Funding: Travel expenses covered according to ACGME travel policy
Meeting schedule for ACGME RC-FM: The RC-FM member attends regular virtual meetings as well as in person meetings throughout the year, most often in January, April, May, and October. In person meetings are often held in Chicago.
For meeting cycle details, please see the position description document published by the ACGME.