Meet Your 2019 Resident and Student Delegates

When AAFP’s resident and student congresses convene in Kansas City, Missouri, July 25-27, during the 2019 National Conference, four MAFP members will represent Michigan:

  • Resident Delegate: Julie Thai, MD, MPH, McLaren Flint Family Medicine Residency (top right)
  • Resident Alternate Delegate: Linda Stanek, MD, Beaumont Health Grosse Pointe Family Medicine Residency (second right)
  • Student Delegate: Shelby Owens, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (third right)
  • Student Alternate Delegate: Sara Robinson, Central Michigan University College of Medicine (bottom right)

They were selected by Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan’s Student & Resident Education Committee, based on a competitive review of applications, and appointed by the Board of Trustees.

The National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and National Congress of Student Members serve as the voices of resident and student members of AAFP. Through these forums, delegates elect resident and student leaders and advocate on a wide variety of issues by introducing and giving testimony on resolutions—many of those that are adopted will then be considered by the AAFP Congress of Delegates in September.

If you are a resident or student member of MAFP with an issue you would like introduced as a resolution for consideration by your congress, email

Haven't registered yet to attend National Conference? It's the place to be to explore the specialty and "map your career path in family medicine." Attendance is open only to AAFP family medicine resident members, AAFP student members (current medical students), and AAFP transitional members (individuals who graduated from medical school in 2017, 2018, or 2019). Registration rates increase by $50 after June 27. If you wish to say at a hotel within walking distance to the Kansas City Convention Center, make your reservation early as hotels always fill up fast!