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.  The deadline for serving during the 2021-2022 leadership cycle has passed, but if you are interested in serving during 2022-2023, please contact the NCAFP.

2020-2021 Student Leaders: NCAFP Academy Board of Directors

Hannah C. Smith

Hannah C. Smith

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Student Director


Morgan O. Carnes

Morgan O. Carnes

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Student Director-Elect


Hannah C. Smith, Class of 2021 - Contact Hannah at:
Morgan Carnes, Class of 2022 - Contact Morgan at:

NCAFP Foundation Board of Trustees – Student Trustees

Jordan Daniel Rawlings, Class of 2022, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine –
James Sanford, MDiv, Med, Class of 2022, University of North Carolina School of Medicine – 

2020-2021 Student Representatives to NCAFP Committees

Member Satisfaction and Practice Environment – Brittany Means, Class of 2021, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University –
Payer and System Advocacy – Tichelle Porch, MHS, Class of 2022, Duke University School of Medicine –
Workforce Pipeline – Caleb Smith, Class of 2022, University of North Carolina School of Medicine –

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 here: Summary of Resident & Student Leaders Positions.pdf. You can find a PDF of the Nomination Form here:  Application Form 2022-2023.pdf.

For questions, contact Perry Price at NCAFP offices at or via telephone at 919-980-5357.

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 June 4th. 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.