Residency Program Central

Welcome to Residency Program Central -- the online center dedicated to family medicine residency program directors, associate directors, and coordinators. Bookmark this page for easy access to news, information, and opportunities specific to the interests of residency programs.

Chief Resident Leadership Development Program

Enrollment is open for May 21-23, 2016. Session I is sold out. Please contact Sam Pener or 800-274-2237 ext. 6707 if you have any questions about registration and before making travel/hotel arrangements.

Residency Program Solutions™

Leverage the AAFP's efficient and effective consultation service, created to fit your program's needs. Learn more »

New Edition of Criteria for Excellence

The 9th edition of the RPS Criteria for Excellence is now available for online purchase. This industry-leading publication (PDF format) outlines best practices and policies in residency education. This edition includes a Self-Assessment Tool to help stimulate questions, initiate conversations with key stakeholders, and become part of a process of continuous improvement for program leaders.

Educational Resources

Residency Curriculum Guidelines

Review residency program curriculum recommendations endorsed by the AAFP and aligned with educational competencies as defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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2016 Curriculum Guideline Review
Deadline Friday, May 6

Don't miss your opportunity for scholarly activity by volunteering your team to review one of the AAFP Recommended Curriculum Guidelines.

CGs up for review include the following:

257 – Men’s Health
258 – Medical Genetics
260 – Care of Infants and Children
261 – Maternity Care
267 – Health Promotion and Disease Preventions
273 – HIV Infections / AIDS
282 – Women’s Health and Gynecologic Care
285 – Urgent and Emergent Care
287 – Global Health
288 – Medical Informatics
289C – Practice Based Learning and Improvement
289D – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Health
290 – Disaster Medicine
277 – Substance Use Disorders

Learn more about the review process and download the application form >>

Board Review Preparation
Use the ITE as a Board prep activity, and discover additional study resources available from the AAFP.

FP Essentials
Receive monthly monographs that focus on new diagnostic methods, treatments, and guidelines specific to family medicine.

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)
Sponsor a course for evidence-based, multidisciplinary training in obstetric emergency management.

Practice Management for Residents:
From Residency to Reality

Prepare your residents to succeed in practice.

METRIC: Performance in Practice
Modules in hypertension, diabetes, geriatrics, or asthma. Program pricing available.

AAFP Information

Benefits & Opportunities of Membership

The 2015-2016 packet of AAFP Resident membership brochures and application forms were mailed to residency coordinators at family medicine residency programs on April 22, 2015.
Questions? Email Debra Hurst at

Residents can apply for AAFP membership online » 

WATCH: The Value of AAFP Membership

Promote Your Program

Our online directories for residencies and clerkships are great ways to showcase your program and get noticed. Update your free listing today!

Program Resources

2015 Match Results Analysis
Read an executive summary and access the latest data.

Certificates for Residents and Preceptors
Order AAFP Residency Completion to recognize your residents, or Teaching Certificates to recognize valued preceptors.

Recruiting Tips
How can you attract top residents to your program? Here are some suggestions.

AAFP Residency and Clerkship Online Directories
Update your profile information regularly. Listings are free of charge. Need help? Contact Angela Wasson at

Access HealthLandscape(
Stay on top of practice environment changes when you access HealthLandscape's ACO Explorer. Data is compiled by the Robert Graham Center (RGC), and access is free for AAFP members. 

Residency Program Solutions™

Leverage the AAFP's efficient and effective consultation service, created to fit your program's needs. Learn more »