• Student Chair of National Conference

    The application cycle for this position is closed.  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.


    Term: September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022

    • 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

    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 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 virtual 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, and 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.  It is important to connect with your local AAFP Chapter as soon as possible to express your interest in this position.  

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

    Meeting Schedule

    AAFP Congress of Delegates September 26-29, 2021 Kansas City, MO
    Subcommittee on National Conference Planning  October 2021 Remote (video conference)
    AAFP Winter Cluster February 4-6, 2022 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Summer Cluster June 3-5, 2022 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP National Conference July 28-30, 2022 Kansas City, MO
    Subcommittee on National Conference Planning  August 2022 Remote (video conference)
    AAFP Congress of Delegates September 18-21, 2022 Washington, DC