Stephanie Wilcher selected as Resident Leader at the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians

Stephanie Wilcher, MD, MPH, second-year resident in Duke’s Rural Family Medicine Residency Program, has been named resident director-elect to the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians’ Board of Directors for the 2024-25 term. She’ll serve as a non-voting member of the board, and then will automatically assume the role of director for the 2025-26 term.

“I feel incredible honored to be selected for this position,” Wilcher said. “I have the opportunity to learn about advocacy through firsthand experience on such a large scale,” she continued

Stephanie Wilcher at NCAFP conference
Wilcher, MD, MPH attending the 2023 NC AFP Conference 

Her term officially began earlier this month, and she represents the interest of family medicine residents at NCAFP board meetings. Wilcher will collect concerns or suggestions  from participating residents and present the findings to the board of directors in an effort to improve the quality residents’ daily life and residency experiences. 

“I am looking forward to listening to the various concerns and needs for physicians in all practice models of family medicine,” she said. 

Wilcher is also responsible for keeping residents informed about new initiatives launched by the academy and assisting with planning and coordinating events like medical student panels for NCAFP conferences. Additionally, she serves as the official Chapter Delegate at the AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students held in August. 

“I am proud of the representation I bring to the board of directors as a black physician, a female physician, a physician with young children, and a resident in a rural residency program,” Wilcher said.