Brochures and Handouts on Family Medicine
Many FMIGs use handouts to explain the specialty of family medicine. All resources listed below can be printed and distributed freely, or hard copies can be requested through the online catalog.
For Medical Students
This book, produced annually by the AAFP, explains the Match process. To order free books for your FMIG, use the AAFP Online Catalog (aafp.org/catalog).
The health care system is changing. This handout outlines what medical students need to know about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
This article appeared in the American Family Physician and addresses many of the myths or misconceptions about family physicians. It's a great resource for pre-med and med students.
This one page document outlines the different AAFP Web sites that may be interesting to pre-med and med students.
This brochure for medical students provides a brief introduction to family medicine.
Hang these FREE posters in your department, on FMIG bulletin boards, in family medicine clinics, or in the student lounge. Each poster focuses on a different reason to choose family medicine: community, innovation, and purpose.
This front-and-back flyer was designed specifically for the medical student audience. It includes facts about the Patient-Centered Medical Home, as well as questions medical students can ask residency programs during the interview process to gauge their PCMH model.
This handout explains how students can get involved in advocacy at the local and national levels. It also highlights the reasons why advocacy efforts are important.
This 11"x17" poster can be displayed on bulletin boards at your medical school.
Student Membership Program
Become an AAFP Student Membership Ambassador and get a box of materials and a few giveaways for your events. Plus, you and your FMIG will earn incentives for increasing AAFP membership on your campus.
For Pre-Medical Students
This guidebook for pre-medical students gives an overview of medical school and the process of applying.
Tips on navigating medical school, MCAT preparation and test-taking, and physician shadowing.
Includes data and statistics on the top medical schools for producing family physicians, plus a comprehensive listing of pre-admissions and experiential programs in family medicine, primary care, underserved, or rural medicine programs from the top family medicine-producing allopathic medical schools.