AAFP honors best of family medicine at Fellowship Breakfast

The AAFP will honor more than 160 new Fellows of the American Academy of Family Physicians during a special ceremony attended by peers and Academy leadership. Friday morning's Fellowship Breakfast is from 7:00-8:30 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. (NOTE: This event is only for new Fellows being conferred.)

Established in 1971, this prestigious honor recognizes Academy members for their exceptional commitment to medical care, education, and research. With this degree, the AAFP honors physicians who have made significant contributions to both the profession and community. The Academy grants Fellows the privilege of using the "FAAFP" initials following their name. Please visit www.aafp.org/fellow to view the 2017 list of newly conferred Fellows.

Are you a champion of family medicine dedicated to the idea of distinguished service and leadership? If so, you may qualify to become an AAFP Fellow.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Active, Life, or Inactive members of the AAFP.

AAFP members active for six years or those who have held a combination of resident and active membership for at least six years.

AAFP members who accrue 100 out of a possible 539 points as defined in the application. Point categories are lifelong learning, practice/quality improvement, volunteer teaching, public service, publishing and research, and service to specialty, but members do not need to qualify in each area.

HOW TO APPLY

Go to www.aafp.org/fellow to complete the online application and send it along with a one-time fee of $210 to the AAFP. Get more information about becoming a Fellow by stopping by the Fellowship Booth located in the HUB on the main level next to registration or calling the Fellowship Coordinator Heather Ynda at (800) 274-2237, ext. 6821.