Ready to take the next step in family medicine leadership? Join the CAFP Board of Directors!
Nominations for the Board of Directors are now OPEN.
The deadline for nominations is December 15, 2021. Nominees will be selected for the board by CAFP membership via electronic ballot running from mid-December to early January.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for the Board of Directors please compose 1-2 paragraphs explaining who you are and why you are interested in serving on the Board. Please be sure to include your city and what type of practice you are in.
The CAFP seeks to have a diverse Board of Directors that is representative of our full membership. We particularly encourage physicians from rural communities and small / solo practices to run for the Board.
Nominations can be sent to Ryan Biehle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who serves on the CAFP Board of Directors?
Family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students all serve on the board.
How many Board Members are elected each year?
Four family physicians, and at least one family medicine resident and one medical student are elected each year.
How long does someone serve on the board?
A normal term for a board director is 3 years. Officers serve one-year terms in each office.
For more information about board terms, view the CAFP Bylaws.
When does the Board meet?
There are four meetings a year (February, May, August and November) on a Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
What is expected of me at a board meeting?
Board members receive all board materials prior to the meeting. Members are asked to look over the materials and come ready to discuss them.
What is the time commitment like?
Board members are asked to make every effort to attend board meetings. You may call into meetings if you cannot attend in person. Board members are also frequently asked to attend CAFP events and extra meetings as they are able. In general, for board members who are not part of the leadership team (president, vice-president, etc.) the time commitment isn’t overwhelming.
Why should physicians, residents, and students want to serve on the board?
As a board member, you are a voice of leadership for your fellow physicians, residents, or students. You will be able to represent their concerns and work on real solutions to the problems family medicine faces. It is a great way to get to know the issues, get to know other physicians, residents, and students, and it is fun!
What are some of the issues we’ll work on?
Common topics now are payment reform, graduate medical education, loan repayment, physician wellbeing, administrative burden, burnout prevention, marijuana, and protecting physician rights.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Ryan Biehle, CEO and Executive Vice President, at email@example.com 303-696-6655, ext. 1.