LAFP Leadership Opportunities
Leadership opportunities exist within the LAFP and the AAFP through service on the board of directors, commissions, committees and forums. By being an Academy leader, you will have a voice and vote on key family medicine issues. The LAFP provides opportunities for both Resident and Student members to coordinate statewide activities for the fellow family medicine colleagues.
The LAFP highly values the contributions made by Family Medicine residents and medical students and recognizes the importance of training future leaders of medicine. We are one of the few specialty organizations to actively enlist resident and student members in leadership roles. Every year, the LAFP elects resident and student leaders to its Board of Directors and appoints two resident delegates and two student delegates to attend the AAFP’s National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. The one-year officer and delegate positions offer a unique opportunity to champion Family Medicine while developing the leadership and advocacy skills your future requires.
Delegates to AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students
Resident Delegate: Mark Andrew Carreras, MD - Lafayette Family Medicine Residency Program
Resident Alternate Delegate: Anisha Turner, MD - Shreveport Family Medicine Residency Program
Student Delegate: James McAllister - Tulane Medical School
Student Alternate Delegate: Caitlin Sisson - Tulane Medical School
Mission Statement: The mission of the Resident and Student Leadership Committee (RSLC) is to provide a forum for resident and student members of the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (LAFP) to meet and discuss successes, issues, concerns, problems and potential solutions encountered in resident and student life. In addition, the mission of the RSLC is to develop leaders, from within its ranks, to serve as resident and student members on the LAFP Board of Directors.
Members of the LAFP Board are required to exercise a reasonable degree of knowledge, skill and care in bringing their best judgment to the performance of their responsibilities. It is the duty of Board members to stay informed of LAFP issues, study the materials that are distributed to them and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at decisions. LAFP Officers and Board of Directors exercise the ultimate executive responsibility and authority of the LAFP and it's their duty to act in the interest of the Academy. Board members are expected to attend meetings and to take part in the decision-making process. The LAFP Board of Directors meets three times a year, with one meeting held during the summer in conjunction with the LAFP's Annual Scientific Assembly.
AAFP Leadership Opportunities
Use Your Voice
Today's family medicine residents are the future of the specialty. These leadership positions ensure your voice—the resident voice—is heard in the AAFP and throughout other influential organizations.