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

    NOTE: Applications for this position are closed. This page will be updated when applications reopen for the next leadership cycle. 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.


    • 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

    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

    Opportunity Summary

    Term: September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020 (with an option for a
    second term based on performance and mutual interest)
    Focus: Family medicine education
    Time Commitment: Moderate to substantial (meetings, communication)
    Travel: Yes

    Meet Current Student Leaders
    Read Annual Reports

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

    Time commitment away from medical school: Approximately 15-20 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings

    Funding: Provided by STFM for attendance at STFM meetings

    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 AFP chapter as soon as possible to express your interest in this position.

    Meeting Schedule

    STFM Medical Student Education (MSE) Committee video call Fall 2020 N/A
    STFM Board Meeting December 2-3, 2020 Fort Worth, TX
    SFM MSE Committee Meeting/MSE January 31-February 3, 2021 Atlanta, GA
    STFM Board Meeting (video call) February 28, 2021 N/A
    STFM MSE Committee Meeting (video call) Spring 2021 N/A
    STFM Board Meeting/STFM Annual May 1-5, 2021  New Orleans, LA
    STFM Board Meeting/National Conference July 28-31, 2021 Kansas City, MO
    STFM Committee Meeting July 30, 2021 Kansas City, MO
    STFM Board Meeting December 1-2, 2021 Forth Worth, TX