MAFP Leadership Openings

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is a member-focused, member-led organization. We are always looking for members to step into volunteer roles.

Our ability to best serve the needs of Minnesota family physicians directly depends on member engagement. The more members we can hear from and learn from, the better able we are to advocate on behalf of Minnesota family docs, the specialty of family medicine and patients/communities across Minnesota.

It is our commitment to make volunteer opportunities meaningful and accessible (no matter where you live in the state) and use your time wisely and efficiently.

What follows are a list of volunteer/leadership openings for 2020. Email office@mafp.org, if you’re interested in helping guide our work and advocacy efforts.

Board of Directors

  • Length of service: Officers = one year, July 1-June 30. Directors = three years, July 1-June 30. Positions elected annually at the House of Delegates.
  • Time commitment: Four board meetings annually (8:30 am-11:30 am on a Saturday in March, June, September and December), PLUS the House of Delegates meeting (now the second Saturday in June).
  • Open positions in 2020: Vice Speaker of the House (also on executive committee), Director-at-Large, Metro Director and Greater Minnesota Director. See board position descriptions.
  • Remote meeting participation available.

CME Advisory Group

Advise MAFP staff on what topics/speakers are most meaningful and relevant to family docs with regard to CME event planning for the Spring Refresher and Destination CME conferences.

  • Time commitment: Annual commitment, about 4-6 hours in total. Typically meets on a weeknight evening for 30 minutes at a time. Much of this committee’s work is done by providing online feedback at your convenience.
  • Open positions in 2020: Advisory group chair and advisory group members.
  • All participation is remote.

Health Equity Task Force

Create education and resources on health equity topics for MAFP members.

  • Time commitment: Annual commitment. Meets about 4-6 times each year, typically on a weeknight evening for two hours at a time.
  • Open positions in 2020: Task force members.
  • Remote meeting participation available.

Legislative Advisory Group

Provide feedback and direction for the MAFP’s legislative advocacy work.

  • Time commitment: Annual commitment. Meets about 4-6 times during the year, typically on a weeknight evening for two hours at a time.
  • Open positions in 2020: Advisory group members.
  • Remote meeting participation available.

Academic Affairs Committee

Collaborate with the administrators and family medicine departments of Minnesota medical schools and family medicine residency programs to promote the specialty of family medicine to the next generation.

  • Time commitment: Annual commitment. Meets about 4-6 times each year, typically for an hour at a time.
  • Open positions in 2020: Committee members.
  • All participation is remote.

Research and Quality Improvement Committee

Promote, assist and support individual and collaborative research in all areas of family medicine by family physicians, family medicine residents, fellows and medical students.

  • Time commitment: Annual commitment. Meets about 4-6 times each year, typically for an hour at a time.
  • Open positions in 2020: Committee members.
  • All participation is remote.

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Post author: Maria Huntley, CAE, MAM, chief executive officer, @mariahuntley1

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