Created: 1977 - Revised 1995
Previously: Family Doctor of the Year
The AAFP Family Physician of the Year is selected each year from among AAFP physician members in good standing who are directly and effectively involved in community affairs and activities that enhance the quality of life of the community. Candidates for the award are nominated by their chapters. In most cases, each chapter nominates its state-level Family Physician of the Year winner for the national competition.
The Family Physician of the Year is an established recognition program of the AAFP. It has been conducted annually since 1977. From 1977 to 1982 the competition was co-sponsored with Good Housekeeping magazine. The AAFP has been the sole sponsor of the competition since 1983. The recipient is announced at the AAFP Assembly each fall.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Janelle Davis at (800) 274-2237, ext. 5222, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
View past recipients.(2 page PDF)
The winner is determined by a panel consisting of the immediate past chair of the Commission on Membership and Member Services, a current member of the CMMS Executive Committee, and the current AAFP Family Physician of the Year. If there is no clear winner, the top five nominees will be resubmitted to the judges. A final ranking of the top five will determine the winner.
Call for entries are solicited in the fall/winter of each year.
AAFP Constituent Chapters
The nomination packet must contain the following:
Electronic and hard copy nominations will be accepted. If submitting electronically, please scan the nomination form and all supporting documentation to one PDF file. Hard copy submissions also will be accepted. If mailing, please do not fold the materials. The packet should be mailed flat with no staples. No two-sided copies, please.
Nominations, along with all supporting materials and documentation, can be emailed or mailed to:
Public Relations Strategist
American Academy of Family Physicians
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211
AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX)*
*Travel expenses are provided. See AAFP Travel Guidelines for Award Recipients.
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Awards for Family Physicians
Family Physician of the Year