AAFP Student & Resident Leadership Opportunities

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians highly values the contributions made by family medicine residents and medical students and recognizes the importance of training future leaders of medicine. It is one of the few specialty organizations to actively enlist resident and student members in leadership roles. Information about AAFP and other family medicine organization resident and student leadership positions for 2017-2018 is available on AAFP.org, including a comprehensive list of positions, position descriptions and requirements, time commitments, and an application timeline. If you are interested in applying for an AAFP leadership position, please contact the GAFP Chapter with requested materials no later than August 5th. As a requirement to apply for many of these positions, residents and students are asked to submit a letter of support to their chapter. Nominations for elected positions at National Conference should be submitted to the AAFP by July 26th. If not submitted by July 26th, candidate materials may be submitted onsite, however submitting the materials in advance is requested. A new video(www.youtube.com) showcases 2015 residents and student leaders sharing information on their role, why they chose to be involved in a leadership position, and what they’ve learned along the way. Chapters may wish to share this video to assist with the application process. For a full list of available positions and nomination deadlines, please visit aafp.org/getinvolved.