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 by emailing Mary Harwerth at mharwerth@aafp.org.

For Medical Students

Strolling Through the Match
(719 KB PDF)

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).

Health Care Reform: Preparing for Practice in an Evolving System
(2 page PDF)

The health care system is changing. This handout outlines what medical students need to know about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


Responses to Medical Students' FAQs About Family Medicine
(8 page PDF)

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.


Medical Student E-Guide
(2 page PDF)

This one page document outlines the different AAFP Web sites that may be interesting to pre-med and med students.


"Choose Family Medicine" Brochure
(557 KB PDF)

This brochure for medical students provides a brief introduction to family medicine.


"Choose Family Medicine" Posters
(201 KB PDF)

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.


PCMH Flyer for Medical Students
(2 page PDF)

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.


Advocacy Fact Sheet
(372 KB PDF)

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.


Global Health Fact Sheet
(2 page PDF)

This handout has information for students interested in global health and international rotations.


"Find Your Fit" Handout
(601 KB PDF)

Use this postcard to recruit FMIG members.


"Find Your Fit" Poster
(547 KB PDF)

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

Explore Family Medicine: A Roadmap for Your Future
(20 page PDF)

This guidebook for pre-medical students gives an overview of medical school and the process of applying.

Pre-Medical Student Tip Sheet
(2 page PDF)

Tips on navigating medical school, MCAT preparation and test-taking, and physician shadowing.


Admissions Guide for Pre-Medical Students
(36 page PDF)

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.