Become a Member of the AAFP

Become a Member

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Your patients count on you to give them the best care, now count on the AAFP to give you the tools and resources to focus your time where it matters most. When you join the AAFP, you gain a network that’s committed to:

  • Advancing the specialty of family medicine
  • Strengthening members’ collective voice
  • Providing solutions to enhance patient care

The AAFP represents 129,000 physicians and medical students nationwide, as the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. Family physicians conduct approximately one in five office visits -- that’s 192 million visits annually or 48 percent more than the next most visited medical specialty.

As a member, not only will you help advance this important specialty, but you’ll also have exclusive access to our CME reporting service, discounts on hundreds of courses and products, and leading-edge career and practice support. Learn more about active membership »

Rejoining the AAFP? It's easy to resume your membership.

FOR STUDENTS

Explore the specialty that serves the whole family. Find out if family medicine is right for you with a FREE student membership. Learn more about student membership »

FOR RESIDENTS

Make the most of your medical career with valuable resources included in your resident membership. Learn more about resident membership »


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International Members

Want to stay connected while attending medical school outside the U.S. or practicing globally? Learn about international membership »


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Supporting Membership

Want to enrich the family medicine speciality? Lend your expertise as a Supporting Member »


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Life Membership

Have you been an AAFP member for 25 years or more? Consider becoming a Life Member »


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Inactive Members

Retired from practicing medicine or unable to practice at this time? Learn how you can continue your membership »


Chapter Membership 

AAFP membership is unified, which means that members are required to belong to the national AAFP and to their state 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.