Nominations are now open for Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) Family Medicine Resident Board positions for 2023. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, December 8 and voting will take place December 12-15.
Three open positions include…
⎼ Resident Director voting member (2023)
⎼ Alternate Resident Board Member (2023)
⎼ Alternate Resident Board Member who will serve a two-year term (year 1=Alternate / year 2=Resident Director – 2023-Alternate/2024-Voting)
Background on GAFP Board of Directors
In accordance with the GAFP bylaws, the GAFP Board will consist of two resident board members, each with a one-year term. There will also be two alternate board members; one with a one-year term and one with a two-year term. Nominations must be submitted by Thursday, December 8.
The candidate with the most votes will become the new resident board director (with voting privileges). The candidate in second place will become the resident alternate director serving a two-year term with the second being a voting director (noting that this resident will be ineligible if a third-year resident). The candidate with the most votes following will become the alternate board director serving a one-year term.
Dr. Nijah Burris of Morehouse will serve as one of the Voting GAFP Resident Board Directors for 2023, having served as the Alternate in 2022.
As a board member, your main duties are to be in close contact with your peers and report back to the Board when we meet four times a year, and you will be given first option to participate in the National Conference of Students and Residents, as our GAFP delegates, July 27- July 29 (Kansas City).
Additionally, some of your travel expenses will be covered (see below).
We encourage all four of the resident board representatives to attend each meeting.
Board Attendance Policy
The resident district section has two voting seats. As long as at least two resident board members are in attendance, the others can optionally attend or not attend without being charged with an unexcused absence. It is your duty to be in contact with each other to determine attendance.
If at least two are not in attendance (excluding the approval of an excused absence), then all will receive an unexcused absence for that meeting. However, if at least two delegates are in attendance, then no one will receive an unexcused absence for that meeting.
Excused Absences for Board Meetings
Excused absences include emergency illness/funeral of a close family member or if a Board member must miss a GAFP Board meeting due to a conflict if representing the GAFP or AAFP at another meeting. Absences and excused absences would be reflected in the minutes.
In addition, the Board of Directors voted to allow each Board member to attend one CME meeting per year for free if registered by the early bird deadline. You may choose from the Summer CME weekend in June 2023 or the Annual Meeting in November 2023.
2023 Board Meetings and AAFP National Conference Schedule
⎼ Sunday, March 12, 2023: Atlanta, Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina
⎼ Saturday, June 10, 2023 (in conjunction with the GAFP Summer CME Meeting) at the Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC
⎼ July 27-July 29, 2023: Kansas City, MO ⎼ AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students
The GAFP will pay two scholarships each of $1,000 to cover expenses for two resident and two student board members (invitation to participate will be emailed in the Spring).
⎼ Sunday, August 13, 2023: Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, Young Harris, GA
⎼ Thursday, November 9, 2023 – The Avalon Hotel (in conjunction with the Annual CME Meeting)
Travel stipends will be given to the GAFP Resident Board members to support some of their expenses to travel to GAFP Board meetings and are outlined below.
⎼ Comp registration to GAFP Annual Meeting AND Summer CME Weekend (Committee Conclaves have no registration fee).
⎼ Transportation (either airfare and mileage to/from airport to hotel) or car mileage (IRS mileage)
⎼ One night’s accommodation at GAFP hotel block room rate for all four meetings.
If you are interested in being nominated, please complete the form below and e-mail it to Alesa McArthur (firstname.lastname@example.org).