2014 National Conference

Students, Residents Elect New Leaders to Represent Them

August 13, 2014 10:15 am News Staff Kansas City, Mo. –

The AAFP's 2014 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students set attendance records, with 3,886 people attending the Aug. 7-9 event, including 1,211 medical students and 1,092 family medicine residents.

Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders on Aug. 9 to represent them in the coming year. Here are the election results:

Resident and student members of the AAFP Board of Directors: Andrew Lutzkanin, M.D., of the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pa., and Kristina Zimmerman, of the Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pa.

Andrew Lutzkanin, M.D.

Kristina Zimmerman

Resident and student chairs of the 2015 National Conference: Richard Bruno, M.D., of the Family Medicine Residency at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, Md., and Brian Blank, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Richard Bruno, M.D.

Brian Blank

Alternate resident and student delegates to the 2014 AAFP Congress of Delegates: Keisha Harvey, M.D., of the Louisiana State University Rural Family Medicine Residency in Bogalusa; Diana Mokaya, M.D., of the O'Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency in San Jose, Calif.; Cooper Nickel, of the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City; and Rodrick Stewart, M.B.S., of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, N.J.

National family medicine interest group coordinator: Jacqueline Huynh, of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson

Resident and student representatives to the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Board of Directors: Rebecca Robarge, M.D., of the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, and Syed Mustafa Alavi, of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine

Student representative to the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees: Christopher Watson, M.P.H., of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.

(Note: All resident and student electees must be confirmed by the AAFP Board of Directors.)

In addition, appointed resident and student leadership positions are still available, including

  • representatives to five AAFP commissions (Commission on Continuing Professional Development, Commission on Governmental Advocacy, Commission on Health of the Public and Science, Commission on Membership and Member Services, and Commission on Quality and Practice);
  • family medicine interest group network regional coordinators;
  • student liaison to the Student National Medical Association; and
  • representatives to the AMA.

The application deadline for most of these positions is Sept. 9. Details and application materials are available online.