PAFP Resident Assembly
Residents are represented by officers on the PAFP Resident Assembly, which holds a yearly meeting. All resident members are welcome to participate in the meeting and to vote on officers and debate resolutions.
The 2024 Resident Assembly: TBD March 2024
Once the date is announced, please register to participate via email to Molly Talley.
You can connect to the Zoom conference from your desktop, laptop, tablet or cell phone!
Resident Positions within the PAFP
A resident representative serves on the PAFP Board of Directors and residents serve on committees. Resident Delegate & Alternate Delegate work with the Board Rep and Assembly Chair to represent Pa at the National Congress of Resident Delegates at AAFPNC. The PAFP supports residents' participation in leadership positions by reimbursing travel expenses for business meetings.
If you'd like to run for a position, simply join in for the Assembly call and volunteer your interest. We'll take nominations, then allow each candidate a few minutes (3 minutes max) to tell the Assembly about themselves - any experience or interests relevant to the position, why you're interested and what you hope to accomplish. The residents assembled then vote on the candidates to fill each position. You can read descriptions of the committees here.
Resident Representative to the Board of Directors
The Assembly elects the Board Rep from nominees. This is a position where prior service on PAFP Resident Assembly is recommended. The Board Rep represents the Resident Assembly on the PA Academy Board of Directors and Governance & Leadership Committee. Board Rep also attends the National Conference and collaborates with the Delegates in the National Congress of FM Residents business sessions.
Resident Assembly Chair
The Chair plans and leads the Resident Assembly meetings and sits on the Resident & Student Affairs Committee. The Chair becomes familiar with resolution writing and attends the National Conference as a member of the delegation to the National Congress of FM Residents. The Chair represents the Board Rep if the Board Rep is unable to attend a meeting.
The Delegate and Alternate Delegate voice the concerns of the residents at the PAFP Annual Meeting, within the Resident & Student Affairs Committee and at the AAFP National Conference in the National Congress of FM Residents. They compose resolutions to address those concerns. They assist the Chair in planning the Assembly meeting. Delegates participate in Research Day planning as members of the Research Day Review Committee.
Government and Practice Advocacy Committee
(2 resident reps)
This committee governs all public policy activities of the PAFP. This includes analysis of pending legislation and regulations affecting family physicians and their patients. Resident members not only contribute to the GLAC meetings, but also share information with the Resident members.
Resident and Student Affairs Committee (2 Resident Representatives, Chair, Delegate & Alternate Delegate)
RSAC works on development of initiatives & events designed to support student interest in FM and support residents in training in Pennsylvania. Other commission functions: (1) Maintain active liaison with FMIGs in the medical schools in Pennsylvania; (2) Maintain liaison with the family medicine residency programs in Pennsylvania; (3) Maintain liaison with the Pennsylvania Assembly of Family Physicians Student members; (4) Maintain liaison with the Pennsylvania Assembly of Medical Student members.
Committee on Continuing Professional Development (2 Resident Representatives)
oversight and directs development of all continuing medical education programs.
The Committee meets twice a year in person and via teleconference or other
means as needed. Expectations include education program planning with a focus on
board review and physician personal and professional wellness, input into
learner objectives, peer review of slides to absolve potential conflicts,
possible review of other conference development material, teleconferencing, and
attendance at meetings.
PAFP PAC (Political Action Committee)
Resident Board Representative serves on this committee.
At the meeting, the Resident Assembly debates resolutions from Resident members of the PAFP. Any member can propose or submit a resolution for consideration of the Assembly or of the PAFP House of Delegates. This mirrors the resolution process that occurs at the National Conference. If passed by a majority vote of the Resident Assembly, a resolution proceeds to (1) the PAFP Board of Directors, (2) a PAFP Commission, and/or (3) the AAFP National Congress of Student Members. What's involved in writing a resolution? Check out this great AAFP guide to learn more.