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

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

    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, 2023 - December 31, 2023 (with an option to serve a second term with the approval of the advisory group)

    • 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

    Application Summary

    Required elements of the application include: Letter of Interest Letter of Chapter Support Faculty Letter, Participation Form (to be signed by dean of medical school), 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. This position is appointed by the AAFP National Research Network. Candidates to be notified of the selection by October 31, 2023.

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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 Annual Meeting Summer 2023 Leawood, KS
    AAFP National Conference July 27 - 29, 2023 Kansas City, MO