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.
This position is elected at the AAFP National Conference and candidates should plan to attend. See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position.
Bring a student perspective to high-level decision-making discussions of the AAFP Board of Directors. This opportunity includes social media and public relations training, as well as unique mentoring opportunities with established leaders in family medicine.
Read the full position description for AAFP Director for detailed information on qualifications, time commitment, and responsibilities associated with this role.
Term: October 27, 2023 - September 25, 2024
Candidates for this position are elected at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. Candidates should plan to attend the entirety of the conference. Candidates are required to be nominated at the conference, deliver a 2 - 3 minute speech, participate in a candidate Q&A, and, if elected, participate in a new officer orientation Saturday afternoon of the conference.
Required elements of the application include:
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.
The application system allows users to save and return to their application before submitting it.
Note: The student member of the Board will not be eligible to later serve on the AAFP Board as resident or new physician representative.
Questions? Contact AAFP leadership staff at email@example.com.
Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 45-50 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings
Funding: Provided for meeting attendance according to AAFP Board of Director reimbursement policies beginning the Wednesday of the first COD/FMX you attend. Once in effect, reimbursement policies cover all days required to travel for Board business.
|COD/FMX/Board Meeting||October 24 - 29, 2023||Chicago, IL|
|Board Meeting||November 28 - December 2, 2023||Kansas City, MO|
|AAFP Winter Cluster Commission Meetings||January 19 - 22, 2024||Kansas City, MO|
|Board Meeting||February 27 - March 1, 2024||Washington, D.C.|
|AAFP ACLF/NCCL||April 15 - 20, 2024||Kansas City, MO|
|AAFP Summer Cluster||June 1 - 2, 2024||Virtual|
|Board Meeting||July 23 - 27, 2024||Laguna Niguel, CA|
|AAFP National Conference||July 31 - August 3, 2024||Kansas City, MO|
|Board of Directors/COD/FMX||September 20 - 26, 2024||Phoenix, AZ|