Leadership Opportunities

The Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians is here to support you, as a student, through your residency, as a new physician and throughout your family medicine career. Through conferences, scholarships and leadership opportunities, the NAFP helps students of family medicine access the resources they need while in medical school. As a member of NAFP, students have the opportunity to participate in NAFP activities; network with the family physician community; and receive NAFP publications. In addition, leadership opportunities for students exist to get involved in NAFP and the AAFP.


Leadership in the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians

Student Board Members 
Two Student Members serve on the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. Students who are interested in serving on the NAFP Board of Directors should contact Liz Simon, (402) 505-9198 for more information.

Student/Resident Research Presentation
Each year at the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meeting and Scientific Assembly there are opportunities for students to make presentations through the Student/Resident Research Project Program. Check back for details about the 2016 program! 

Leadership in the American Academy of Family Physicians

Elected and Appointed Leadership Positions
The American Academy of Family Physicians highly values the contributions made by family medicine residents and medical students and recognizes the importance of training future leaders of medicine. It is one of the few specialty organizations to actively enlist resident and student members in leadership roles. Visit the AAFP website learn more about AAFP Student Leadership opportununities

AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Students
Attend the National Conference to learn about family medicine, attend procedural skills workshops, meet with future employers, residency programs, and network with other students and practicing physicians, and expand your leadership skills by participating in the Resident and Student Congress. The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation offers many scholarship opportunities for AAFP members to apply to help cover the expense of attending the National Conference.