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 September 30, 2023.
Represent family medicine and the AAFP at the American Medical Association’s two annual business meetings. The AAFP supports two medical student members to serve as delegate and alternate delegate to the AMA Medical Student Section. Through the year-long term these two members will share delegate and alternate roles.
The AMA House of Delegates (HOD) annually allocates delegate positions to state and specialty societies based on the number of their members that are also AMA members. The allocation is announced on or before February 1 of each year, and the delegate count is adjusted accordingly. Depending on the delegation size, there will be an opportunity for one MSS representative to also serve as a HOD delegate for the Annual and Interim meetings that year. This additional responsibility will require two or three extra days of service at the AMA HOD meeting. Travel expenses, including per-diem payment, will be provided by the AAFP. If an increase occurs, additional information will be provided by AAFP Medical Education staff.
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:
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.
Questions? Contact AAFP leadership staff at email@example.com.
Applicants must be members of both the AAFP and the AMA at the time of application and meet eligibility criteria for both AAFP and AMA student membership through the course of the leadership term. The AMA requires medical student members to be enrolled at a Liaison Committee on Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association-accredited medical school. See AAFP student membership eligibility here, and AMA student membership eligibility here.
Time commitment away from medical school: 12 days
Funding: Travel expenses are reimbursed according to AAFP policy
|AMA Interim Meeting
|November 9 - 11, 2023 (option to extend to Nov. 14, 2023, to participate in HOD)
|National Harbor, Maryland
|AMA Annual Meeting
|June 6 - 8, 2024 (option to extend to June 12, 2024, to participate in HOD)
|AAFP National Conference
|August 1 -3, 2024
|Kansas City, MO