Are you a resident or student member of MAFP with a desire to influence AAFP policies, programs, and services? If so, you are encouraged to apply by April 1 to serve as a Michigan Delegate or Alternate Delegate to the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students, July 25-27, in Kansas City, Missouri.
This role provides hands-on leadership training, experience writing resolutions that can bring about change, and the opportunity to have your voice heard in organized medicine.
Kayla Stefanko, DO (pictured at right) of Musnon Family Practice Residency described her experience as Michigan's 2018 Resident Delegate as irreplaceable. "I gained insight on what it means to be a Family Physician, and I learned more about the responsibilities I have that expand far beyond patient care," she said.
For Alec Ludwig, third-year Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine student, "Going to the AAFP National Conference as the Student Alternate Delegate has been a major milestone in my medical school career. It was a time where I finally felt I was able to help make a difference for my future patients on the policy front. Writing and subsequently defending resolutions with the other Michigan delegates and members of MAFP was the first of many experiences I want to have working with my fellow future Family Physicians to help make real everlasting change."
The selected Michigan Delegates/Alternate Delegates will receive a Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan scholarship of up to $1,000 to help cover conference-related expenses.