• Student Member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees

    The application cycle for this position is closed.
    This position will open for applications in the spring of 2023 for the next term, September 2023 - August 2024.
    See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position.

    Be involved with high-level decision-making on a nonprofit board of trustees. Receive mentoring from established leaders of the AAFP Foundation.

    The AAFP Foundation advances the values of family medicine through humanitarian, educational, and scientific philanthropy dedicated to improving health.


    Term: September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023

    • Is a full voting member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
    • Serves on the AAFP Student Leader Advisory Group with specific responsibilities to advise the Commission on Education Subcommittee on Medical Student Education and Workforce Development and the Subcommittee on Graduate Medical Education (Includes virtual meetings throughout the year, about quarterly)
    • Attends two Foundation Board meetings following election and confirmation by the AAFP Foundation Board
    • Provides input into potential Foundation programming directed towards students
    • Serves as the Foundation’s advocate with the student membership
    • Serves on at least three Foundation committees as assigned by the Foundation President
    • Attends the National Conference. (Does NOT attend Commission on Education)

    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 conference, and be available for candidate orientation. Candidates are required to deliver a 2 - 3 minute speech and participate in Q&A.

    Candidates should familiarize themselves with AAFP Foundation programs.

    Required elements of the application include: Letter of Interest Letter of Chapter Support Faculty Letter, Participation Form (to be signed by dean of medical school), and a 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. 

    Meet Current Student Leaders

    Read Annual Reports

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

    Eligibility Criteria

    • May be in any year of medical school
    • Does not need previous experience in a national AAFP leadership position

    Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 15-18 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings.

    Funding: Provided for meeting attendance according to AAFP Foundation guidelines.

    Meeting Schedule

    AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting November 18 - 20, 2022 Leawood, KS
    AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting May 19 - 21, 2023 Leawood, KS
    AAFP National Conference July 27 - 29, 2023 Kansas City, MO