St. Joseph Family Medicine resident elected to AAFP Board of Directors
Nov. 21, 2012 College News - Sarah Tully Marks, MD, a family physician in the St. Joseph Family Medicine Residency program, has been elected a resident member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The St. Joseph Family Medicine Residency is a collaboration between the Medical College of Wisconsin and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.
As the resident member of the board of directors, Dr. Marks is responsible for representing the interests and opinions of the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents to the AAFP Board of Directors and Congress of Delegates. In addition, she will advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system.
Dr. Marks has served in several leadership positions at the university, state and national level. Active in the Family Medicine Interest Group at the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine from 2005 to 2010, she served as the group’s vice president, historian, senior advisor and president. In 2010, she was appointed as an FMIG regional coordinator responsible for serving as a consultant and resource for FMIGs on medical school campuses in 10 states. In 2012, she was named a Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians delegate to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in linguistics and English from the University of Kentucky and her Master of Arts degree in linguistics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She taught linguistics and served as a teaching assistant mentor at the University of Kentucky before entering medical school. Marks earned her medical degree from the University of Kentucky College Of Medicine in 2010.
The AAFP represents 105,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. Marks’ election was confirmed by the AAFP Congress of Delegates at its annual meeting in Philadelphia.