• Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network Regional 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.

    Applications for this position are reviewed by the AAFP Resident and Student Leadership Screening Committee and candidates are appointed by the AAFP Board of Directors. All applicants will be notified by October 31, 2023.  

    The FMIG Network seeks regional coordinators from U.S. MD and DO schools, as well as international medical schools. Coordinators will evelop leadership skills and work with other student leaders to guide the national FMIG Network.

    The AAFP established the National FMIG Network in 1995 as a way of improving communication between FMIGs around the country. The network consists of one elected national coordinator, five appointed regional coordinators, and local FMIG leaders.


    Term: January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024

    • Identify and maintain communication with an FMIG leader at each medical school in the region
    • Serve as a resource person for the region in providing information about the resources available through the AAFP
    • Gather information about FMIG activities from medical schools in the region
    • Assist in developing and executing FMIG network activities and/or workshops at the National Conference
    • Participate in a monthly conference call with other regional coordinators, FMIG network national coordinator, and Academy staff

    Application Summary

    Candidates for this position are appointed by the AAFP Board of Directors at the recommendation of the AAFP Resident and Student Leadership Screening Committee. 

    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
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    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 appointment as regional coordinator
    • Must be in good academic standing

    Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 7-8 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

    FMIG Network Student Leadership Orientation January 5 - 7, 2024 Leawood, KS
    AAFP National Conference July 31 - August 3, 2024 Kansas City, MO