Awards, Scholarships & Fellowships

The AAFP's award system is designed to recognize individuals and/or groups whose initiatives or efforts benefit the family medicine specialty. The AAFP Office of Governance tracks all awards given by the organization and maintains records of previous recipients, award citations, and photographs of actual awards for reference.

Did you receive a national award from the AAFP? Use this form(1 page DOC) to announce your national honor to your community.

The types of awards available through the academy are listed below:

Awards for Medical Students & Residents

These awards recognize medical students and residents who are deemed to have made exceptional advances in furthering the strategic objectives of the AAFP.

Awards for Family Physicians

These awards recognize family physicians who are deemed to have made exceptional advances in furthering the strategic objectives of the Academy.

Awards for Teachers of Family Medicine

These awards recognize medical education faculty who are deemed to have made exceptional advances in furthering the strategic objectives of the AAFP.

Chapter Awards

These awards recognize chapters that are deemed to have made exceptional advances in furthering the strategic objectives of the Academy and specialty of family medicine.

General Awards

These awards recognize both physicians and other individuals that support family medicine, as well as organizations, who are deemed to have made exceptional advances in furthering the strategic objectives of the Academy.

Primary Care Innovation Fellowship

The American Academy of Family Physicians is offering one Primary Care Innovation Fellowship position for family physicians interested in improving health IT in primary care.

AAFP Degree of Fellow

If you're interested in the AAFP Degree of Fellow program, you can read more about the eligibility requirements, see past Fellow recipients or download an application.

Looking For More Opportunities?

You may also want to visit the AAFP Foundation website for more information about grants and awards that are available for students, residents and physicians through that organization.


In addition, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine(www.stfm.org) has useful information about grants, awards, fellowships for students, residents and teachers of family medicine in the Career Development(www.stfm.org) portion of their website.