The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) has six exciting opportunities for medical student members to participate in board leadership activities in 2023. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, December 8 and voting will take place December 12-15, 2023. Details on open positions and nomination form are below.
Background on Positions
For 2023, we have six Medical Student Board of Director openings: three Student Board positions, and three Student Alternate Board positions. The three candidates with the most votes will become new student board directors, and the candidates with the three next most votes will become the student alternate directors. All terms are for one year.
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 AAFP National Conference of Students and Residents next summer.
Additionally, some of your travel expenses will be covered (see below). We encourage all six of the student board representatives to attend each Board meeting.
Board Attendance Policy
The student directors have three voting seats. As long as at least three student 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.
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.
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 Medical Student 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 serving – please complete the form below by December 8 and email it to Alesa McArthur (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you!