Student Leadership

NCAFP Medical Student Leadership

NCAFP medical student members are encouraged to become actively involved in the leadership of our association through the Student Section.  Available Student Leadership positions follow.  If interested in serving during the 2021-2022 leadership cycle submit your application and materials by 11:59pm May 31, 2021.

2019-2020 Student Leaders: NCAFP Academy Board of Directors

Katelyn D. Turlington

Katelyn D. Turlington

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Student Director-Elect


Hannah C. Smith

Hannah C. Smith

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Student Director-Elect


Katelyn D. Turlington, Class of 2021 - Contact Katelyn at:
Hannah C. Smith, Class of 2021 - Contact Hannah at:

NCAFP Foundation Board of Trustees – Student Trustees

Morgan O. Carnes, Class of 2022, Wake Forest School of Medicine –
Caitlin S. Porter, Class of 2021, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine –

2019-2020 Student Representatives to NCAFP Committees

Member Satisfaction and Practice Environment – Adam J. Glenn, Class of 2022, University of North Carolina School of Medicine –
Payer and System Advocacy – Lauren R. Waskowicz, Class of 2022, University of North Carolina School of Medicine –
Workforce Pipeline – Niki T. Winters, Class of 2021, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University –

NC Academy of Family Physicians Student Leadership Positions

2019-2020 Board of Directors & Foundation Board of Trustees, left to right: Morgan Carnes, Hannah Smith, Katelyn Turlington & Caitlin Porter
Student leaders have the opportunity to provide input to help guide the NCAFP, its committees and its philanthropic organization, the NCAFP Foundation, as these entities strive to meet the goals of our Strategic Plan.  Available leadership positions include:

  • Student Director  (1) Appointed to the NCAFP Board of Directors. This is a one-year term.
  • Student Director-Elect (1)  Appointed to the NCAFP Board of Directors. This is a one-year term however the Director-Elect automatically succeeds to the position of Director  for another one-year term.
  • Student Trustee  (2)  Resident Trustees are appointed to the NCAFP Foundation Board of Trustees.  The Trustee position is a one-year term.
  • Committee Representatives (3) One student is appointed to each of the NCAFP Committees structured in accordance with the NCAFP Strategic Plan.  Descriptions of the committees can be found using this link on the NCAFP website.  The Representative position is a one-year term. 

More information about positions and meeting obligations can be found in the following documents: Summary of Resident & Student Leaders Positions.pdf and 2019-20 Meeting Schedule for Resident & Student Leaders.pdf

Submit your information via this Student Leader Interest Form no later than 11:59pm, May 31, 2021.  Please note, your CV, interest statement and a letter from your program director / other faculty advisor are all due by this date and time.

For questions, contact Brent Hazelett at NCAFP offices at or via telephone at 919-833-2110.

AAFP Student Leadership & Involvement Opportunities

In addition to NCAFP leadership opportunities, there are many student leadership options at the national level with the AAFP. Many of these positions require support from your state chapter.  As a result, please note the NCAFP's deadlines are prior to AAFP deadlines. For all elected & some appointed positions, the NCAFP deadline is May 31st. For other appointed positions, the deadline is Aug. 5th.  

Review the NCAFP Policy for AAFP Nominations.pdf

For a complete listing of AAFP student leadership positions please visit the AAFP site.

For a complete list of student and resident leaders currently serving in AAFP positions please visit the AAFP's online directory.