• Chapter Delegates to Student Congress

    Each year, AAFP constituent chapters elect/select student members to serve as chapter delegates to the National Congress of Student Members (NCSM). The NCSM convenes during the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. The resolutions generated at these congresses influence Academy policy and activities.

    Contact your chapter to express interest in this position.


    • Poll students in your chapter prior to the National Conference for important issues your constituents would like to have addressed.
    • Organize chapter caucuses during the National Conference.
    • Attend all business sessions and assure that members of your chapter delegation attend these and related sessions.
    • Encourage submission of resolutions from your chapter delegation.
    • Attend the candidates’ forum. Attendance is imperative, as you will be casting the single vote for your chapter delegation.
    • Be prepared to discuss and act upon resolutions during the final business session.
    • Take what you’ve learned back to your chapter and educate your constituents.

    Focus: AAFP chapters, governance

    Application Summary

    Term: Participation at the National Conference and other duties as determined by each chapter

    Application Deadline: Contact Your Chapter

    Eligibility Criteria

    Established by each chapter. Contact your chapter to express interest in this position.

    Time commitment away from medical school: Minimal to moderate

    Travel: Yes

    Funding: The AAFP does not provide funding for chapter delegates to attend the National Conference. Support is usually sought at the state and local levels.

    Meeting Schedule

    MEETING DATES Location
    AAFP National Conference July 27-29, 2023 Kansas City, MO