SUMMARY OF RESIDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN 2019 – 2020

WAFP Board of Directors – WAFP Resident and Alternate Resident Trustee
Application Deadline: Feb. 7, 2020

Term: May 2020 – TBD 2021; one-year term.

Resident Trustee Position Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the resident representative to the WAFP Board of Directors
  • Attend all WAFP board meetings and serve on committees as indicated, representing resident interests.
  • Report on activities from the Resident and Student Subcommittee
  • Co-lead a minimum of two meetings of the WAFP Resident and Student Subcommittee per year, held either by conference call or at the WAFP cluster meetings.
  • Contribute an article quarterly to the Washington Family Physician journal.
  • Maintain contact with Chief Residents at Washington residency programs and continue relations with the AAFP Resident leadership.
  • Help coordinate budget spending and reimbursement from funding resources.
  • Coordinate with the Student Co-Trustees to plan the annual WAFP Resident/Student Retreat. Attend the WAFP Annual Meeting, and organize resident delegation to the WAFP House of Delegates and National Congress of Family Medicine Residents (NCFMR).
  • Announce and hold elections for Resident Trustee and serve as a resource for your successor.

WAFP Alternate Resident Trustee Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Resident Trustee as requested with duties listed above.
  • Plan to assume the role of Resident Trustee in the following year.

Selection Process for both Trustee positions:

  • Candidate must have participated in one WAFP activity prior to being elected.
  • Self-nominations accepted.
  • Candidates must submit nomination materials, to include:
  • Nomination materials will be sent to all current WAFP resident members. Elections will be held in late January by electronic voting.
  • Election results are sent to the WAFP House of Delegates for formal approval.

WAFP Foundation Board of Directors – Resident Trustee
This position is filled until May 2020.

Term: May 2018 – May 2020; two-year term.

Resident Trustee Position Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the resident representative to the WAFP Foundation Board of Directors
  • Attend all WAFP Foundation board meetings and serve on committees as indicated, representing resident interests.
  • Announce and hold elections for Resident Trustee and serve as a resource for your successor.

Selection Process for the Trustee position:

  • Candidate must have participated in one WAFP activity prior to being elected.
  • Self-nominations accepted.
  • Candidates must submit nomination materials, to include:
  • Nomination materials will be sent to all current WAFP resident members. Elections will be held in late January by electronic voting.
  • Election results are sent to the WAFP House of Delegates for formal approval.

WAFP House of Delegates
Resident Delegate (anticipate 6-8 positions available)
Resident Alternate Delegate (anticipate 6-8 positions available)
Application Deadline: February 2019

Expectations:

  • Submit resolutions for consideration by the House (optional)
  • Read preparatory material provided in delegates’ handbook
  • Participate at the Annual House of Delegates meeting (date and location to be announced)

Selection Process:

National Congress of Family Medicine Residents (NCFMR)
National Conference Dates/Location: July 25-27, 2019, Kansas City, MO
Applications are due May 1, 2019.
Chapter Delegate & Chapter Alternate Delegate position

Term: Chapter Delegate and Chapter Alternate Delegate: one year.

Expectations: 

  • Delegate: As a voting member of the resident congress, the delegate must attend all business sessions at the AAFP National Conference (Thursday, 1 p.m. through close of business on Saturday).
  • Alternate Delegate: As a non-voting member of resident congress, the alternate delegate must attend all business sessions with the Chapter Delegate and assist the Chapter Delegate as requested. Plan to assume the role as Chapter Delegate the following year.

Requirements:

  • Must have participated in one WAFP activity prior to being elected.
  • Must submit a report on your experience and an expense report within 30 days to be reimbursed by WAFP.

Selection Process:

National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL)
Dates of Conference: April 25-27, 2019, Kansas City, MO
Application Deadline: February 8, 2019 (open to third–year residents)
Download NCCL Leadership Development Scholarship Application

Representatives from five special constituencies (New Physicians, Women, Minority, LGBT, and International Medical Graduates) meet during this conference to discuss matters important to the individual constituencies, and vote on resolutions that will be taken to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. WAFP provides up to three leadership development scholarship stipends to third-year residents.

Selection Process: Fill out a NCCL Leadership Development Scholarship application and complete the Residency Program Recommendation form.

 

To be considered a candidate for a candidate for WAFP leadership positions, or for WAFP Foundation scholarships, stipends or grants, the resident must be a member in good standing with the WAFP and AAFP, must be duly licensed to practice medicine in the State of Washington, and in good standing with his/her residency program. All candidates must sign a statement attesting their eligibility, and appointment to position is dependent upon verification of information.