• Student Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates

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

    Experience Congress of Delegates and learn the governance process of the AAFP in this national student leadership position.

    Applicants are elected as alternate delegates and serve as alternate delegates to this year's AAFP Congress of Delegates, alongside the current delegates. Following the meeting, those elected serve as delegates through next year's Congress of Delegates.


    Term: August 1, 2022 - October 5, 2023

    • Represents student member interests, as voted on by the National Congress of Medical Students, at the AAFP Congress of Delegates by following resolutions and issues pertinent to medical students
    • Serve on the Student Leader Advisory Group with specific responsibilities to advise the Commission on Education Subcommittee on Medical Student Education and Workforce Development and the Subcommittee on Graduate Medical Education (Includes virtual meetings throughout the year, about quarterly)
    • Keeps lines of communication open with student members to facilitate dialogue on issues important to medical students
    • Facilitates discussion and advises resolution writing at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students


    Application Summary

    Candidates for this position are elected at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. Candidates should plan to attend the conference, and be available for candidate orientation. Candidates are required to deliver a 2 - 3 minute speech and participate in Q&A.

    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.

    Meet Current Student Leaders

    Read Annual Reports

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

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Demonstrated interest and involvement in family medicine groups or state organizations as a student
    • Must be in good academic standing

    Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 10-15 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings.

    Funding: Travel covered according to AAFP Travel Policy. A per diem covers expenses to travel to and attend the meeting, including lodging and food.

    Meeting Schedule

    AAFP Congress of Delegates September 18 - 21, 2022 Washington, DC
    AAFP Winter Cluster February 3 - 5, 2023 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP National Conference July 27 - 29, 2023 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Congress of Delegates October 1 - 4, 2023 San Antonio, TX