Nominations Now Open for Medical Student Officer Positions for Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors

Nominations Now Open for Medical Student Officer Positions for Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors 

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) has 6 exciting opportunities for medical student members to participate in board leadership activities in 2018.  Details on open positions and nomination forms are listed below.  Nominations must be submitted by December 14, 2018. Email voting for the Georgia Academy’s Board seats will take place from December 17-20, 2018.

Background on Positions:

GAFP Board of Directors

For 2019, we have 6 Student Board of Director openings:  3 Student Delegate positions, and 3 Student Alternate positions.  The 3 candidates with the most votes will become new student board directors, and the candidates with the 3 next most votes will become the student alternate directors. All terms are for 1 year.

List of Last Year’s Student Board Officers:    

Student Director               Macy  McNair – Morehouse School of Medicine

Student Director               Carmen Collins – Medical College of Georgia (MCG)

Student Director               Nicholas Schoenmann – Medical College of Georgia (MCG)

Student Alternate Director           Drevon Jones – Mercer University School of Medicine (Savannah)

Student Alternate Director           Aaron Doctor – Morehouse School of Medicine

Student Alternate Director           VACANT

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, many of your travel expenses will be covered (see below).

We encourage all 6 of the student board representatives to attend each meeting.

Board Attendance Policy:

The student directors have 3 voting seats.  As long as at least 3 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.

2019 Board Meetings:

Sunday, March 3, 2019 – Athens, GA (The Graduate Hotel)

Saturday, June 8, 2019 – Omni Amelia Island Resort, Amelia Island, FL

July 25 – July 27, 2019- Kansas City, MO- AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students

The GAFP will pay two scholarships each of $599 to cover expenses for two resident and two student Board members (invitation to participate will be emailed in the spring).

Sunday, August 4, 2019 – Lanier Island Legacy Lodge, Buford, GA

Thursday, November 14, 2019 – GAFP Fall Board Meeting – Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia at the GAFP Annual Meeting.

Travel stipends available subject to the following:

Comp registration to GAFP Annual Meeting OR Summer CME Weekend (Committee Conclaves have no registration fee), mileage (subject to standard IRS rate, currently $.545), and one night’s accommodation at GAFP hotel block room rate.  Incidentals, including wireless, parking, or meals (other than those served during GAFP functions at no charge) are at your own expense.

If you are interested in being nominated or have questions – please fill out the form below and e-mail it to no later than December 14, 2018.  Thank you!

Student Board Position: Nomination Form for 2019

Position Applying for:  Georgia Academy of Family Physicians


Name: ______________________________________________________________

Program: ____________________________________________________________

E-mail: ______________________________________________________________

Which Year in Program:


List any current leadership activities:


If elected, how many of the meetings can you attend?


Why are you interested in participating on the GAFP Board in 2019?