• Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network National Coordinator

    The application cycle for this position is closed. The application for the 2024 - 2025 leadership cycle will open in the spring of 2024. Information is available below for those who may be thinking about this opportunity. 

    This position is elected at the AAFP National Conference and candidates should plan to attend. 


    July 30, 2023 - August 3, 2024

    • 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
    • Serve as a member of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE), the COE Subcommittee on Resident and Student Issues, and the COE Subcommittee on National Conference Planning (Includes virtual meetings throughout the year, about quarterly)
    • Support and facilitate the work of the FMIG Network coordinators and liaisons by maintaining communication via email, online collaboration software, telephone, or text
    • Strengthen FMIGs on the local, state, and national levels
    • Assists in activity/information coordination of all FMIG leaders
    • Plan and lead FMIG Network Student Leader Orientation (January)
    • Provides input into planning the upcoming AAFP National Conference
    • Plan and host FMIG Leadership programming at AAFP National Conference
    • Meets with AAFP staff regularly to ensure that projects are staying on track and to plan for upcoming projects

    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 entirety of the conference. Candidates are required to be nominated at the conference, deliver a 2 - 3 minute speech, participate in a candidate Q&A, and, if elected, participate in a new officer orientation Saturday afternoon of the conference. 

    Required elements of the application include:

    • Completed application form
    • Letter of Interest
    • Letter of support from faculty at your medical school
    • Participation form signed by medical school dean’s office
    • Support form completed by your AAFP chapter (state or constituent chapter)
    •  Completed conflict of interest disclosure
    • 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, as some chapters have required processes that need to happen before applying. 

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

    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.

    Meeting Schedule

    AAFP Congress of Delegates (optional) October 25 - 27, 2023 (optional) Chicago, IL
    AAFP FMIG Network Student Leadership Orientation January 5 - 7, 2024 Leawood, KS
    AAFP Winter Cluster February 2 - 4, 2024 Kansas City, MO
    AAFP National Conference July 31 - August 3, 2024 Kansas City, MO