• Student Member of the AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI) Advisory Board

    The application cycle for this position is closed. Information is available below for those who may be thinking about this opportunity.

    Applications for this position are reviewed by the AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives Advisory Board. All applicants will be notified by September 30, 2023.

    Learn about and advise AAFP efforts to support family physicians involved in global health initiatives. The AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI) Advisory Board is responsible for implementing the AAFP’s global health strategy, which focuses on supporting AAFP members in their global health initiatives. Learn more about the CGHI.


    Term: January 1, 2024-December 31, 2025 (two years)

    • Represent the medical student perspective as a member of the AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives Advisory Board
    • Participate in the program development of the annual AAFP Global Health Summit
    • Coordinate student activities, if any, during the Global Health Summit
    • Facilitate/moderate the Global Health Networking meeting at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students
    • Function as a global health liaison to medical students through, but not limited to, the FMIG Network
    • Disseminate global health-related messages via appropriate social media channels
    • Provide input to global health-related communications

    Application Summary

    Candidates for this position are appointed by the AAFP Board of Directors at the recommendation of the AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives Advisory Board.

    Required elements of the application include:

    • Completed application form
    • Letter of Interest
    • Letter of support from faculty at your medical school
    • Participation form signed by medical school dean’s office
    • Support form completed by your AAFP chapter (state or constituent chapter)
    • Completed conflict of interest disclosure
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    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. 

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

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Must be entering second or third year of medical school
    • Demonstrate interest and involvement in global health
    • Must be in good academic standing

    Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 10-15 days including weekends, and one hour per month for conference calls.

    Funding: Funding is provided by the AAFP for any in-person required travel during this leadership term. 

    Meeting Schedule

    CGHI Advisory Board Meeting May 2024 Virtual
    AAFP National Conference August 1 - 3, 2024 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Global Health Summit Preconference at FMX September 23 - 24, 2024 Phoenix, AZ
    CGHI Advisory Group Meeting May 2025 Virtual
    AAFP National Conference July 31 - August 2, 2025 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Global Health  Summit Preconference at FMX October 4 - 5, 2025 Anaheim, CA