• Student Member of the AAFP National Research Network (NRN) Advisory Group

    The application cycle for this position is closed. The application for the 2024 - 2025 leadership cycle will open in the spring of 2024. Information is available below for those who may be thinking about this opportunity.

    Applications for this position are reviewed by the AAFP National Research Network Advisory Group and candidates are appointed by the AAFP Board of Directors. All applicants will be notified by October 31, 2023. 

    Be a part of a national research network dedicated to conducting, supporting, promoting, and advocating for primary care research in practice-based settings.


    Term: January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024 (eligible candidates may have the option to serve a second term)

    • Advise the Network Director in matters regarding the AAFP NRN research agenda and portfolio to ensure these are consistent with the needs of family physicians and their patients
    • Assist in strategic planning
    • Identify potential investigators, projects, and funders for the Network
    • Provide advice from time to time regarding specific projects of the Network
    • Assist with selecting a student and resident/fellow to sit on the AAFP NRN Advisory Group
    • Advise the Network Director in difficult or potentially controversial decisions

    Learn more about the AAFP National Research Network.

    Application Summary

    Candidates for this position are appointed by the AAFP Board of Directors at the recommendation of the AAFP National Research Network Advisory Group.

    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. Candidates will be notified of their selection by October 31. 

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

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Must be in good academic standing
    • Demonstrate an interest in research
    • Must be in third or fourth year of medical school (any student in their third-year who is accepted for this position may be invited to remain on for an additional year)

    Time commitment away from medical school: Required to participate in 1 in-person meeting and 1-3 conference calls per year

    Meeting Schedule

    MEETING Dates Location
    AAFP NRN Meetings Quarterly Virtual
    AAFP NRN Annual Meeting Summer 2023 (likely August, exact dates TBD) Leawood, KS
    AAFP National Conference August 1-3, 2024 Kansas City, MO