Nominations Open for AAFP Commissions, Other Leadership Positions

The American Academy of Family Physicians is now accepting nominations for to serve on AAFP’s commissions, to serve as an AAFP delegate to the American Medical Association, and to serve on the board of directors for the American Board of Family Medicine.

AAFP supports seven commissions, which focus on a particular portion of the Academy’s work (the number in parentheses is the number of openings on that commission):

  • Commission on Continuing Professional Development (3)
  • Commission on Education (3)
  • Commission on Federal and State Policy (3)
  • Commission on Finance and Insurance (2)
  • Commission on Health of the Public and Science (5)
  • Commission on Membership and Member Services (3)
  • Commission on Quality and Practice (4)

Members serve four-year terms and are appointed by the AAFP Board of Directors. AAFP’s website has more information on the nomination procedure and expectations for commission members. If you have a question that isn’t answered in those documents, email WAFP’s director of external affairs, Brian Hunsicker. He currently serves as the chapter staff representative on the Commission on Health of the Public and Science.

If you’re ready to submit your nomination, use the form on the AAFP’s website. (Make sure you’re logged in to the AAFP website.) Once your application is received, WAFP will be notified and asked to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Please note the letter of recommendation is dependent upon approval from the WAFP Board of Directors.

AAFP is also accepting nominations to serve as a delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates. To be eligible, you must be both an AAFP member and an AMA member; other criteria are available on the AAFP website. Use this link to apply.

Finally, AAFP is accepting nomination to serve on the ABFM Board of Directors. Self-nominations are welcome. Learn more about the nomination process or, if you’re ready, apply here.