Student Membership

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Explore family medicine with a free membership. Find your peers and resources you can use in medical school.

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Student Member Benefits

Get the support and information you need.

  • Access to AAFP's award-winning journal, American Family Physician
  • Access to the online Family Medicine Board Review questions and answers
  • Support from your local and national AFP chapters
  • Leadership opportunities

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Terminates upon graduation from medical school.

Student Membership Dues

Free for medical students enrolled in a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)- or an American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA COCA)-accredited medical school.

International Students


Terminates upon graduation from medical school.

International Medical Student Dues

$35 annually


  • Students enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic medical schools that are approved by appropriate U.S. accrediting institutions as defined by the AAFP Commission on Education. 


  • May have floor at Assembly. (Duly-elected student delegates to the Congress have additional privileges.) 

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.

International Medical Students

Medical students who are currently enrolled in a medical school in a country or territory outside the United States that is not accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA COCA). To apply, please complete and submit an online application.

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