• Resident Member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Board of Directors

    The application cycle for this position is currently closed.
    This position will open for applications in the spring of 2023 for the next term, August 2023 - July 2024.
    See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position. 

    Help define the role of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine in resident education. Develop your leadership skills with the help of leaders in family medicine education, and get the chance to organize sessions at National Conference.

    The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine was founded to:

    • Support and promote family medicine as an academic discipline
    • Maintain and continually improve the quality of family medicine education
    • Encourage research and teaching in family medicine
    • Facilitate the professional growth and development of family medicine educators
    • Encourage a multidisciplinary and international approach to family medicine education
    • Provide a forum for the interchange of experience and ideas among its members and other interested persons


    Term: August 1, 2022 - July 30, 2023 (Candidates may be eligible for a second term.)

    • Engage in discussions to inform decisions made by the STFM Board of Directors (does not represent the AAFP)
    • Is a member, with voting rights, on the STFM Board of Directors
    • Is a member, with voting rights, on the STFM Graduate Student Education Committee
    • Serve as an ambassador for work to engage family medicine residents in STFM activities and academic family medicine.
    • Attend all STFM Board meetings and Graduate Medical Education Committee meetings during term as representative.

    Focus: Family medicine education

    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

    Read Annual Reports

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

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Demonstrated interest and involvement in family medicine interest groups, medical school, or state organizations as a student or resident
    • Must have residency director's endorsement that time away from residency will be granted to attend meetings
    • Must be a member of STFM or willing to join STFM immediately after being elected resident representative.

    Time commitment away from residency: Moderate to substantial (meetings, communication), Approximately 10-15 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings

    Travel: Yes

    Funding: Provided by STFM for attendance at STFM meetings

    Meeting Schedule

    STFM Graduate Medical Education (one-hour video call)   August 2022 N/A*
    STFM Graduate Medical Education Fall Meeting  October 2022 (one day) TBD*
    STFM Board Meeting November 30 - December 1, 2022     Fort Worth, TX
    STFM Graduate Medical Education (one-hour video call)   January 2023 N/A*
    STFM Board Meeting (one-hour video call)   February 27, 2023, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ct) N/A*
    STFM Graduate Medical Education Spring Committee Meeting April 2023 Kansas City, MO
    STFM Board Meeting/STFM Annual Conference April 29, 2023 Tampa, FL
    STFM Board Meeting/AAFP  National Conference          July 27, 2023 Kansas City, MO
    STFM Graduate Medical Education (one-hour video call)                          August 2023  N/A *

    *For dates of committee meetings listed as N/A (or TBD) we will have updates later in year.