Resident Membership

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Resident Membership Benefits

Make the most of your medical career with valuable resources included in your resident membership. Benefit from:

  • Directories of family residency programs and fellowships
  • International family medicine opportunities
  • The FPM Toolbox, including tools for family medicine practice management
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Term of Membership

Upon completion of residency or extended training, the member is transferred to active category.

National AAFP Dues

$30.00 annual dues (July 1 to June 30)

Chapter/Local Dues

Vary by Chapter

Eligibility

  • Physicians training in ACGME-accredited three-year FP residencies. 
  • Physicians training in AOA-approved rotating general or FP internships and AOA-approved general or FP residencies. 
  • Graduates of ACGME or AOA FP residencies immediately extending training or entering fellowships. 

Privileges

  • May vote and have floor at Assembly. May hold constituent chapter office and national committee appointments. 

Continuing Study Requirements

  • None 

General Membership Information

  • Applications for student and resident membership are approved at the national level, subject to AAFP bylaws. 
  • National headquarters completes enrollment. Transfers from one classification to another must be approved by the constituent chapter
  • If all membership requirements are met, membership is continued on an annual basis, unless notification is received from the member. 

Chapter Membership

AAFP membership is unified, which means that members are required to belong to the national AAFP and to their appropriate chapter. The AAFP has a chapter for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Uniformed Services, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Members are also required to belong to a local chapter, if one exists in their area.

Chapter membership makes it convenient for AAFP members to access relevant information and focused resources right where they live and work. Chapters offer local and regional opportunities to network, mentor, volunteer, take a leadership role, and get involved in the AAFP.

Questions? Contact us at (800) 274-2237 or contactcenter@aafp.org.