• Student Delegate to the
    AAFP Congress of Delegates

    NOTE: Applications for this position are closed. This page will be updated when applications reopen for the next leadership cycle. 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.


    • 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
    • Functions as a member of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE)
    • Keeps lines of communication open with student members to facilitate dialogue on issues important to medical students
    • Provides assistance to the Student Chair of National Conference in coordination of student activities

    Eligibility Criteria

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

    Opportunity Summary

    Term: August 2019-September 2020
    Application Deadline: July 24, 2019
    Focus: Family medicine leadership
    Time Commitment: Moderate (meetings, communication)
    Travel: Yes

    Meet Current Student Leaders

    Read Annual Reports

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

    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.

    Application details: 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). 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. Once you're ready to begin your application, click the Apply Now button on the sidebar of this page. The application system allows users to save and return to their application before submitting it. Please note: it is important to connect with your local AFP chapter as soon as possible to express your interest in this position.

    Meeting Schedule

    Congress of Delegates October 12-14, 2020 Chicago, IL
    Winter Cluster February 5-7, 2021 Kansas City, MO
    Summer Cluster June 4-6, 2021 Kansas City, MO
    National Conference July 29-July 31, 2021 Kansas City, MO
    Congress of Delegates September 27-29, 2021 Anaheim, CA