Nominations Now Open for Medical Student Officer Positions for Georgia Academy of Family Physicians of 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 8, 2017.  Email voting for the Georgia Academy’s Board seats will take place from December 11-13, 2017.

Background on Positions:                                                                                                          

GAFP Board of Directors

For 2018, 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 next 3 candidates with the most votes will become the student alternate directors. All terms are for 1 year.

List of Last Year’s Student Board Officers:

Student Director               Chivon Brown-Stubbs – Morehouse School of Medicine

Student Director               Alayna Dukes – Mercer University’s School of Medicine (Macon)

Student Director               Daryl Singleton- Morehouse School of Medicine


Student Alternate Director           Alcha Strane – Morehouse School of Medicine

Student Alternate Director           Dontre’ Douse – Mercer University’s School of Medicine (Savannah)

Student Alternate Director           Daniel Kim- Morehouse School of Medicine

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.

2018 Board Meetings:

Sunday, March 4, 2018 – Westin Perimeter, Atlanta

Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Omni Amelia Island Resort, Amelia Island, FL

August 2-4, 2018 – 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 Student Board members to attend (invitation to participate will be emailed in the spring).

Sunday, August 5, 2018 – Hyatt Regency, Savannah

Thursday, November 8, 2018 – GAFP Fall Board Meeting – Marriott Evergreen Conference Center, Atlanta, 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 $.535), 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 8, 2017.  Thank you!

Student Board Position: Nomination Form for 2018

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 2018?