The Resident and Student Affairs Committee was established to study and address special problems, needs and concerns of students and residents in relationship to military family medicine. The work of the committee is limited to the specific purpose established by the Bylaws and/or the Board and the duties of the committee members vary according to the task of the committee.
Specifically, the committee promotes family medicine in the following ways:
- Work along with the Membership and Member Services Committee to encourage Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and HPSP medical graduates to enter the field of family medicine and join the membership of the USAFP.
- Serve as liaison between the Family Medicine Interest Group of the USUHS and Family Medicine Interest Groups of various universities who have students in the HPSP Scholarship Program to facilitate their participation in the USAFP.
- Act as a clearinghouse to collect concerns of military family medicine residents and present them to the Board of Directors.
- Prepare a column for the USAFP newsletter. Authorship of the column is variable.