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

    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. 

    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, 2025-July 30, 2026

    • 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 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 
    •  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

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    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 (GME) Committee   November 15, 2024 Virtual
    STFM Board Meeting December 5, 2024 Virtual
    STFM GME Committee January 2025 Virtual
    STFM Board Meeting February 2025 Virtual
    STFM GME Committee March 2025 Virtual
    STFM Board Meeting/ STFM Annual Spring Conference May 3-7, 2025 Salt Lake City, UT
    STFM Board Meeting/ AAFP National Conference July 31 – August 2, 2025 Kansas City, MO

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