SUMMARY OF MEDICAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN 2019-2020

WAFP Board of Directors – WAFP Medical Student Co-Trustees
Term: two medical student co-trustee positions, each serves a one-year term (May 2020 – TBD 2021)

Student Co-Trustee Position Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the student representative to the WAFP Board of Directors. Student Co-Trustees are voting members, but share one vote during Board meetings.
  • Attend all WAFP board meetings and serve on committees as indicated, representing student 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.
  • Encourage membership and participation in WAFP/AAFP and serve as liaison to the FMIG leaders at Washington medical schools.
  • Help coordinate budget spending and reimbursement from funding resources.
  • Coordinate with the Resident Trustee to plan the annual WAFP Resident/Student Retreat.
  • Attend the WAFP Annual Meeting, and help organize student delegation to the WAFP House of Delegates and National Congress of Student Members (NCSM).
  • Announce and hold elections for Student Co-Trustees and serve as a resource for your successor.

Selection Process for Student Co-Trustee positions: 

  • Candidates must have participated in one WAFP or FMIG activity prior to being elected
  • Self-nominations accepted.
  • Candidates must submit nomination materials to info@wafp.net by February 7, 2020, to include:
  • Nomination materials will be sent to all current WAFP student members. Elections will be held in late January by electronic voting.
  • Election results are sent to the WAFP House of Delegates for formal approval. Incoming trustees will take on a training role and assist current trustees between the February board meeting and the House of Delegates meeting in May.

WAFP Foundation Board – WAFP Foundation Student Trustee

Term: Two-year term commencing in odd-numbered years. Term begins in May.

Expectations:

  • Serve as a voting member of the WAFP Foundation Board of Directors and provide a student perspective to this group.
  • Attend all Foundation Board meetings.
  • Maintain contact with Washington’s Family Medicine Interest Group leaders and educate students about the Foundation’s mission, goals, activities and benefits.
  • Solicit feedback from students on Foundation projects as desired by the WAFP Foundation Board.
  • Provide updates on activities within their medical school programs and the WAFP Resident and Student Subcommittee.
  • Update the WAFP Resident and Student Subcommittee on WAFP Foundation projects of interest.

Selection Process:

  • Candidate must have the following experience:
    • Participation in family medicine-based, leadership development activities
    • Community involvement in some form
  • Applicant must be a WAFP member and sign eligibility statement
  • Self-nominations accepted
  • Candidates must submit nomination materials to info@wafp.net by February 8, 2019, to include:
  • Nomination materials will be sent to all current WAFP student members. Elections will be held in late January or early February by electronic voting.
  • Election results are sent to the WAFP Foundation membership for formal approval.

WAFP House of Delegates
Medical Student Delegate (anticipate 8-10 positions available)
Medical Student Alternate Delegate (anticipate 8-10 positions available)

Expectations:

  • Submit resolutions for consideration by the House (optional).
  • Read preparatory material provided in delegates’ handbook.
  • Participate at the Annual House of Delegates meeting.

Selection Process:

National Congress of Student Members (NCSM)
National Conference Dates/Location: July 25-27, 2019, Kansas City, MO.
Chapter Delegate & Chapter Alternate Delegate position
The deadline for applications is May 1, 2019.

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

Expectations:

  • Delegate: As voting member of the student congress, delegate must attend all business sessions at the AAFP National Conference, from Thursday at 1:00 p.m. through close of business on Saturday.
  • Alternate Delegate: As a non-voting member of student congress, the alternate delegate must attend all business sessions with the Chapter Delegate and assist the Chapter Delegate as requested. Plan to assume role as Chapter Delegate the following year.
  • Write a summary report of the congress for the WAFP Board of Directors.

Requirements:

  • Must have participated in one WAFP or FMIG 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:

  •  Candidates must submit nomination materials to include:
  • National Conference Chapter Delegate and Alternate Chapter Delegate will be selected in early June.

To be considered a candidate for WAFP leadership positions, or for WAFP Foundation scholarships, stipends or grants, the applicant must be a student in good standing with his/her medical school and not on academic probation.  Additionally, the applicant must be a medical student member of the WAFP/AAFP. For information on AAFP/WAFP membership benefits, click here. To apply for membership, click here.   

It is the mission of the WAFP and WAFPF to foster the growth and development of family medicine in Washington state, particularly in rural and underserved areas. Candidates who are elected/appointed to a WAFP or WAFP Foundation leadership position, or are awarded a scholarship or stipend, agree to the use of your medical specialty match information by the WAFP Foundation solely for the purposes of monitoring the effectiveness of their programs. The information will be deidentified, and the Foundation will ensure confidentiality.