• Student Member of the American Family Physician Editorial Board

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

    American Family Physician (AFP) is the editorially independent, peer-reviewed, and evidence-based clinical journal of the AAFP. AFP delivers concise, easy-to-read clinical review articles for physicians and other health care professionals and promotes the specialty of family medicine. While AFP is primarily focused on practicing family physicians, the journal serves as a resource for medical students. The clear, focused, and current AFP summaries are useful to students in their pre-clinical and clinical years. As the major source of content for residency and board certification exams, AFP wants to increase medical student use of the journal and seek to meet the needs of younger readers. The AFP medical student representative will support the outreach of AFP to medical students to both improve the visibility and rigor of the largest and most expansive medical specialty.


    Term: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023

    • Communicate with students nationally to share essential resources from AFP
    • Obtain medical student feedback to improve AFP
    • Network with students interested in family medicine
    • Contribute to social media presence by regular social media posting on behalf of the journal
    • Attend the AFP Editors Meeting, held just prior to the AAFP National Conference

    Application Summary

    Required elements of the application include: CV; Letter of Interest, Letter of Chapter Support, Letter of Faculty Support, Participation Form (to be signed by dean of medical school), and a Photo. 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. This position is appointed by the editor of American Family Physician. Candidates to be notified of the selection by October 31, 2022.

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

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Demonstrated interest and involvement in family medicine through interest group or state organization
    • In good academic standing after at least one academic year of medical school

    Time commitment away from medical school: 2-3 days

    Funding: AAFP will cover travel expenses for National Conference; AFP will cover any additional expenses related to the AFP Editor’s Meeting

    Meeting Schedule

    Annual Editorial Meeting at AAFP National Conference July 27-29, 2023 Kansas City, MO