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For a description of the responsibilities and expectations of CFPC Board Directors, please review CFPC’s Board Director Policy on Roles and Responsibilities.

CFPC Board Directors are expected to be prepared for and attend several meetings per year.

When it is safe to meet in person again, we anticipate returning to a mix of in-person and virtual Board meetings:
  • Two two-day meetings (February, June)
  • One 1.5 day meeting (November)
  • Approximately five 3.5-hour videoconferences, and three two-hour holds for urgent videoconferences if needed
  • Board and Chapter Leader meetings (two one-day and one half-day)
  • Annual Forum (two days)
  • Family Medicine Forum week (four days)
Board Directors connect approximately monthly for CFPC meetings. Approximately 13 days are spent in in-person meetings (some of which may be attended remotely—this is evolving) and approximately 24 hours will be spent in video conferences per year.

Board Directors are expected to participate actively on one Board Committee when vacancies exist.

Board Directors are also expected to be available for regular email discussions and teleconferences should the need arise. Email correspondence may, at times, occur several times a week.

The CFPC’s Volunteer Reimbursement Policy applies to Board Directors. All travel, accommodation, and meal expenses are covered by the CFPC when Board Directors are participating in Board responsibilities. In addition, expenses unrelated to income loss that may be incurred while volunteering (e.g., ongoing clinic-based expenses or child care) are covered up to specified maximums.

The participation of Directors in Board discussions and the expression of opinions are highly valued; the respectful consideration of the opinions of others is necessary. In addition to being part of the decision-making process, being a Board Director is a wonderful learning opportunity that enables members to develop a broad perspective on issues affecting family medicine and family physicians. Members of the CFPC’s Board of Directors are also members of the CFPC’s Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine.

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