Student and resident voices are important to the American Academy of Family Physicians, and getting involved can be a great way to make a difference and develop your own leadership skills. Each year the AAFP offers both elected and appointed national leadership positions to qualified students and residents. The Resident and Student Leadership Grid (2-page PDF file; About PDFs) gives an overview of these positions, the length of their terms, required travel, and special notes.
- AAFP Board of Directors
- Chair of the National Conference
- Delegate and Alternate Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates
- AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
- Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Board
- Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) Board
- FMIG Network National Coordinator
- FMIG Network Regional Coordinator (5)
- AAFP Commissions
- Continuing Professional Development
- Governmental Advocacy
- Health of the Public & Science
- Membership & Member Services
- Quality & Practice
- American Medical Association Sections (RFS and MSS)
- American Medical Association House of Delegates
- Annals of Family Medicine Editorial Board
- Liaison to the Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
- Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine (RC-FM) Resident Member
For tips on choosing and applying for a leadership position, see our Leadership Opportunities in a Nutshell. This handout will help answer questions about time commitment, deadlines, how to apply and more. (6-page PDF file; About PDFs)
The FMIG Network National Coordinator and five Regional Coordinators are the segment of AAFP student leadership directly responsible for connecting with and advising FMIGs from across the nation. FMIG Network positions are a common way for students to get started in national leadership. Read our Regional Coordinator profiles to find out why these leaders decided to get involved, and to see if it's right for you.
For more information, applications and details on AAFP resident and student leadership opportunities, see Getting Involved on the AAFP website.