2019 National Conference

Students, Residents Elect New Leaders for the Coming Year

July 27, 2019 03:00 pm News Staff Kansas City, Mo. –
[2019 National Conference logo]

According to early numbers from the 2019 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, the AAFP hosted some 5,159 people here July 25-27, including 1,893 medical students and 1,282 residents.

Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 27 to represent them in the coming year. Here are the election results:

AAFP Board of Directors resident and student member candidates: Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H., of the Family Medicine Residency at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus, and Margaret Miller, of the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City.

Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H.

Margaret Miller

Co-chairs of the 2020 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students: Elizabeth McIntosh, M.D., M.P.H., of the Family Medicine Residency at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus, and Julia Wang, of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles

Elizabeth McIntosh, M.D., M.P.H.

Julia Wang

Alternate resident and student delegates to the 2019 AAFP Congress of Delegates: Derek Baughman, M.D., of the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program in Lebanon, Pa.; Victoria Boggiano, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Family Medicine Residency Program; Libby Wetterer, of the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.; and Sydney Doe, of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago

Student member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees: Ian Coker, of the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale

Resident and student members of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Board of Directors: Yeri Park, M.D., of the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in Lawrence, Mass., and Sara Robinson, of the Central Michigan University College of Medicine in Saginaw

Family Medicine Interest Group Network national coordinator: Chase Mussard, of the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City

Resident member of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors Board of Directors: Michael Flynn, M.D., of the University of Massachusetts Family Medicine Residency Program in Worcester

(Note: All resident and student electees must be confirmed by the AAFP Board of Directors or the board of directors/trustees of the organization to which they were elected.)

In addition, appointed student and resident 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);
  • FMIG Network regional coordinators;
  • student liaison to the Student National Medical Association;
  • representatives to the AMA; and
  • members of the AAFP Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Committee and Annals of Family Medicine Editorial Board

Details and application materials are available online.

Related AAFP News Coverage
Leader Voices Blog: National Conference Helped Set Our Family Medicine Paths
(7/26/2019)

Additional Resources
2019 National Conference: Day Two(wakelet.com)

2019 National Conference: Day One(wakelet.com)