NCAFP medical student members are encouraged to become actively involved in the leadership of our association through the Student Section. If you are interested in serving during the 2019-2020 leadership cycle, please see below for list of available Student Leadership Opportunities and link to submit your application by June 30, 2019.
2017-2018 Student Leaders
NCAFP Academy Board of Directors
Allyson (Ally) Mentock
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Ms. Mentock is in the Class of 2019 at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU. A native North Carolinian, she graduated Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and was part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Program. Ally has served as a Family Medicine Interest Group leader, as a member of the Brody School of Medicine Student Admissions Team and volunteers with the Pitt County Care Clinic and Homeless Shelter Free clinic. Upon matriculation to medical school Ally quickly became involved in the NCAFP, attending the annual meeting in Asheville, participating in the Western Rural Health program and then attending the AAFP National Conference for FM Residents and Medical Students. As she completed her second & third years of medical school Ally remained involved with NCAFP events in addition to returning to the AAFP National Conference in 2017 and 2018 where she served as the North Carolina Chapter Delegate to the Student Congress. “North Carolina has an extraordinarily supportive family medicine community and has continually shown me how important we are, as students, to creating the change we want to see in medicine. I’m looking forward to promoting our shared values as I represent our North Carolina medical school community on the NCAFP’s Board of Directors.”
Cameron G. Smith
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Mr. Smith is in the Class of 2020 at the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University (CUSOM) in Buies Creek, NC. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. Cameron quickly became involved in the NCAFP as a participant in: the Eastern Rural Health Program, the NCAFP Annual Meeting, Family Medicine Day and the AAFP National Conference for Residents & Medical students, all during his first year of medical school. Additionally, Cameron served as the President of the CUSOM Family Medicine Club and volunteered with Campbell’s Community Care Clinic during his first two years of medical school. Currently a third year, Cameron is completing his clinical rotations in Fayetteville. “The relationships and support I have felt within the family medicine community have inspired me to get involved in our specialty. The experiences at school and with the NCAFP have provided me with experience teaching, promoting FM, giving back to my community and connections with state and national leaders. I hope to serve, advocate and represent the medical student community and help shape the future of medicine.”
NCAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
Below photo, 2017-18 Leadership Team, left to right:
Cameron Smith, Ally Mentock, Courtney Brooks, Olivia Johnson
Incoming 2018-2019 Student Leaders
Academy Board of Directors:
- Student Director – Cameron G. Smith, MS3 at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine – email@example.com
- Student Director-Elect: Katelyn D. Turlington, MS2 at Wake Forest University School of Medicine – firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation Board of Trustees:
- Student Trustee – Katherine Mulligan, MS3 at Brody School of Medicine – email@example.com
- Student Trustee – Hannah C. Smith, MS2 at Brody School of Medicine – firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Representatives to NCAFP Committees:
- Member Satisfaction and Practice Environment – Scott A. MacBeth, MS2, Wake Forest University School of Medicine – email@example.com
- Payer and System Advocacy – Matthew J. Leary, MS3, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Workforce Pipeline – Geoffrey M. Houtz, MS2, University of North Carolina School of Medicine – email@example.com
NC Academy of Family Physicians Student Leadership Positions
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.
Student Director (1) Sits as a voting member on the NCAFP Board of Directors and is expected to attend the three board meetings each year. The director also leads the Student Section meeting at the NCAFP Annual meeting and serves as the NC Chapter alternate delegate to the Student Congress at the AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students which meets in Kansas City in July / August each year. Funding is provided to attend state and national meetings as outlined in the NCAFP Board Policies. Time commitment in this role is one year, in addition to the one year commitment when serving as the Student Director-Elect.
Student Director-Elect (1) Sits as a non-voting member on the NCAFP Board of Directors and is expected to attend the three board meetings each year. If for some reason the Student Director is unable to attend an NCAFP Board Meeting the Student Director-Elect shall have voting privileges on the NCAFP Board of Directors. The Student Director-Elect attends the Student Congress at the AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students as the official State Delegate. Funding is provided to attend state and national meetings as outlined in the NCAFP Board Policies. Commitment in this role as the Director-Elect is one year; however, the Student Director-Elect automatically succeeds to the position of Student Director for another one-year term.
Foundation Student Trustee (2) Students are appointed to sit on the NCAFP Foundation Board of Trustees and are expected to attend two Foundation Board meetings during the year.. Trustees are also expected to participate in and support Foundation Fundraising efforts. Trustees will represent the students’ perspective to the Foundation when appropriate and will communicate the happenings of these meetings to the Student Section at the NCAFP Annual Meeting. Funding is provided for students in these positions to attend the Winter and Spring Meetings as outlined in the NCAFP Board and NCAFP Foundation Policies. This is a one-year term.
Committee Representatives (3) Students are appointed to serve as representatives to each of the NCAFP Committees operating in accordance with the NCAFP Strategic Plan. The Member Satisfaction and Practice Environment Committee, Payer and System Advocacy Committee and the Workforce Pipeline Committee will each meet twice yearly; student representatives are expected to attend these in-person meetings as well as participate in possible virtual meetings. Students will provide their perspective to the committee when appropriate and will communicate the happenings of these meetings to the Student Section at the NCAFP Annual Meeting. A small travel stipend is provided for students in these positions to attend the in-person meetings. The representative position is a one-year term.
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 1st. For other appointed positions, the deadline is Aug. 15th. Please click here for NCAFP policy on AAFP Nominations.
For a complete list of AAFP student leadership opportunities please visit the AAFP site via this link.
For a complete list of student and resident leaders currently serving in AAFP positions please visit the AAFP’s online directory here.