• Student Member to Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Board of Directors

    The application cycle for this position is closed. The next open term for this position will be August 1, 2024 – July 30, 2025. The application period is expected to open in the spring of 2024 with the next officer elected at the 2024 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students August 1-3, 2024, in Kansas City, MO. 

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

    Help define the role of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine in student education. Develop your leadership skills with the help of leaders in family medicine education, and get the chance to organize conference sessions.

    The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine was founded to:

    • Support and promote family medicine as an academic discipline
    • Maintain and continually improve the quality of family medicine education
    • Encourage research and teaching in family medicine
    • Facilitate the professional growth and development of family medicine educators
    • Encourage a multidisciplinary and international approach to family medicine education
    • Provide a forum for the interchange of experience and ideas among its members and other interested persons.


    Term: August 1, 2022 - July 30, 2023. Candidates may be eligible for a second term.

    • Engage in discussions to inform decisions made by the STFM Board of Directors (does not represent the AAFP)
    • Is a member, with voting rights, on the STFM Board of Directors
    • Is a member, with voting rights, on the STFM Medical Student Education Committee
    • Serve as an ambassador for work to engage medical students in STFM activities and academic family medicine.
    • Attend all STFM Board meetings and Medical Student Education Committee meetings during term as representative

    Focus: Family medicine 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.

    Application details: 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). 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. Once you're ready to begin your application, click the Apply Now button on the sidebar of this page. The application system allows users to save and return to their application before submitting it. 

    Please note: it is important to connect with your local AAFP 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.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Demonstrated interest and involvement in family medicine interest groups, medical school, or state organizations as a student
    • Must be in good academic standing
    • Must be an STFM member or willing to join STFM immediately after being elected student representative

    Time commitment away from medical school: Moderate to substantial (meetings, communication)

    Travel: Yes

    Funding: Provided by STFM for attendance at STFM meetings

    Meeting Schedule

    STFM Medical Student Education (MSE) Committee (video call) November 2022 N/A
    STFM Board Meeting November 30 - December 1, 2022 Fort Worth, TX
    STFM MSE Committee (one hour video call) January 2023 N/A
    STFM MSE Committee Meeting and Conference January 26 - 29, 2023 New Orleans, LA
    STFM Board Meeting (video call) February 27, 2023 10:30am – 12:00pm (ct) N/A
    STFM Board Meeting/STFM Annual Conference April 29, 2023 Tampa, FL
    STFM Board Meeting/National Conference  July 27 - 29, 2023 Kansas City, MO

    For dates of committee meetings listed as N/A (or TBA) we will have updates later in year.