• Student Chair of National Conference

    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. 

    Help plan National Conference in this highly visible AAFP leadership position.


    • Coordinates and makes decisions regarding student activities throughout the year
    • Provides input into planning the theme, programming and special activities for the upcoming National Conference
    • Functions as a member of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE)
    • Presides at the business sessions of the National Congress of Medical Students

    Opportunity Summary

    Term: September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020

    Focus: Conference planning

    Time Commitment: Substantial (meetings, communication)

    Travel: Yes

    Meet Current Student Leaders

    Read Annual Reports

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

    Eligibility Criteria

    Must have attended a past National Conference and be in good academic standing. At least one year of national-level experience in AAFP leadership, including:

    • Student Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates
    • FMIG Network National Coordinator
    • FMIG Network Regional Coordinator
    • AAFP commission member
    • Student member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Board of Directors
    • Student member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
    • AAFP student representative to the American Medical Association Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS)
    • Student Liaison to the Student National Medical Association or Latino Medical Student Association

    Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 15-20 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
    Subcommittee on National Conference Planning (SNCP) October 2020 conference call Remote
    Winter Cluster February 5-7, 2021 Kansas City, MO
    Summer Cluster June 4-6, 2021 Kansas City, MO
    National Conference July 29-31, 2021 Kansas City, MO
    Congress of Delegates September 27-29, 2021 Anaheim, CA
    Subcommittee on National Conference Planning (SNCP) October 2021 conference call Remote