Michigan Resident Physician Elected to National Leadership Position

August 6, 2021 - During American Academy of Family Physicians' 2021 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, Mikita Patel, MD was elected resident alternate delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates.

Dr. Patel is training at McLaren Oakland Family Medicine Residency and served as this year’s resident alternate delegate to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents on behalf of MAFP.

As national alternate delegate, Dr. Patel will serve alongside the current delegates, learning the governance process of AAFP in preparation for representing resident member interests as a delegate to the 2022 Congress of Delegates.

"I chose [to run for] this position because I am passionate about making positive changes in resident wellness, preventive medicine, social determinants of health, and health equity. I am so excited about working together with residents to create a better future in family medicine. I am truly honored to be their voice to Congress," said Dr. Patel.

Both AAFP and Michigan Academy of Family Physicians seek family medicine residents to serve on board and committees, to represent the resident member voice.

  • Click here to learn about national resident leadership positions at AAFP and partnering organizations.
  • Click here to learn about volunteer leadership opportunities at MAFP, Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan, and the Family Medicine Political Action Committee.
  • Click here to apply to serve as a resident delegate/alternate delegate to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents, on behalf of MAFP.