National Resident & Student Congresses                       APPLY BY APRIL 1 »

The National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and National Congress of Student Members meet duing AAFP's National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students, held annually in late July / early August in Kansas City, MO.

The Congresses were created more than 35 years ago as the official voices of residents and students in AAFP. Through these forums, resident and student members elect their national officers and advocate for a wide variety of issues and causes. 

Congress sessions are open to anyone registered for National Conference. To speak and vote on recommendations before your congress, you must be a resident or student member of AAFP. To vote in elections, you must be a chapter delegate.

Each year, Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan sends two residents and two students to serve as chapter delegates and alternate delegates to the congresses. Delegates are selected by the Student & Resident Education Committee, based on applications received, and then approved by the Foundation's Board of Trustees.

Delegates poll their state delegations about issues prior to National Conference, attend all congress sessions, and vote in elections.

Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan awards the selected delegates with a scholarship to cover conference-related expenses. Delegates are required to submit a post-event report of their experience.

Delegate Eligibility

  • MAFP resident or student member
  • Preference given to residents and students who have shown previous involvement in MAFP and/or Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan committees and/or initiatives
  • Able to attend all sessions of their respective congress, reference committee hearings, the Michigan Reception on Friday evening, and education sessions throughout the conference. For the full schedule, visit aafp.org/events/national-conference.html.
  • Required to submit a final report of their conference experience to MAFP at the conclusion of the conference.

2019 National Congress Summary

2018 National Congress Summary

2017 National Congress Summary

2016 National Congress Summary