• Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network National Coordinator

    The application cycle for this position is open.  See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position. 

    Lead the FMIG Network to connect and strengthen FMIGs across the country, and help plan National Conference.


    Term: July 31, 2021 - July 30, 2022

    • Leads virtual meetings monthly with the national FMIG Network student leadership team
    • Represents the national FMIG Network and the AAFP to other student organizations including through presentations and meetings
    • Support and facilitate the work of the FMIG Regional Coordinators by maintaining communication via email, telephone, or text
    • Strengthen the FMIGs on the local, state, and national levels
    • Assists in activity/information coordination of all FMIG leaders
    • Help facilitate the FMIG Regional Coordinators’ Orientation
    • Provides input into planning the theme, programming, and special activities for the upcoming National Conference
    • Assists in coordinating the FMIG activities at National Conference
    • Functions as a member of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE)
    • Participates as a member of the Subcommittee on Resident and Student Issues and Subcommittee on National Conference Planning, and the Resident/Student Screening Committee

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Active involvement in an FMIG, ACOFP student chapter, or other student interest group focused on the specialty of family medicine prior to election
    • Must be in good academic standing

    Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 10-12 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 run for office and are elected at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students July 29-31, 2021. Candidates should plan to attend the virtual conference, and be available for candidate orientation July 28, 2021, at 7 p.m. CDT, and a candidate forum (speeches and elections) July 30, 2022, at 6 p.m. CDT. Candidates are required to deliver a 2 - 3 minute speech and participate in a Q&A. Election results will be announced August 1, 2021.

    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 AFP 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.

    Application deadline: July 22, 2021

    Meeting Schedule

    AAFP Congress of Delegates (optional) September 26-29, 2021 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP Subcommittee on National Conference Planning October 2021 Remote (video conference)
    AAFP FMIG Network Student Leader Orientation January 2022 Leawood, KS
    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