Resident & Student Leadership Opportunities
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Below are opportunities to acquire leadership skills as a resident or student in Family Medicine.

Be a Delegate

Represent the interests of residents and students at the annual House of Delegates. Email to express your interest in becoming a delegate. The newly elected Alternate Director will be announced at the Resident/Student Breakfast immediately preceding House of Delegates.

Serve on the MAFP Board - Resident Position (1)

Resident Alternate Director (must be in PGY 1 on April 19, 2017) serves a two-year term, the first year you will serve as Alternate Director and the second year as Director. Apply by March 19, 2017

Serve on the MAFP Board - Student Director Positions (3)

Students must be in MS 1, 2 or 3 on April 19, 2017. One-year terms.

  1. Student Director
  2. Alternate Student Director
  3. Alternate Student Director

Apply by March 19, 2017

The Resident Alternate Director and Student Director and Alternates are elected by electronic ballot in the weeks preceding House of Delegates. All resident and student members can cast a vote.

More about these roles:

  • The Resident and Student Director are voting members on the MAFP Board of Directors and expected to attend quarterly in-person board meetings in the Twin Cities.
  • All Directors and Alternates represent Minnesota at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, MO.
  • All Directors and Alternates serve on our Academic Affairs Committee which meets quarterly via conference call.

For questions or to get in touch with our current Resident & Student Directors email


Each year the MAFP names a Resident of the Year. This award recognizes a family medicine resident for outstanding contributions to patients and family medicine. Winners are recognized at the annual Spring Refresher in April.

Nominations open in early December and close at the end of January.

More about the MAFP Academy Awards

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