Supporting Membership

Supporting Member Benefits

Invest in family medicine with a supporting membership. Enrich and enhance the specialty by:

  • Participating in important and beneficial activities
  • Exhibiting your commitment and lending your expertise



One year 

National AAFP Dues

$270.00 (January 1 through December 31)

Chapter/Local Dues

Vary by Chapter


Supporting members shall be:

  1. Physicians residing and practicing in the US (or its territories or possessions) who completed an ACGME- or AOA-accredited residency program in specialties other than family medicine and not otherwise eligible for some other category of membership; or
  2. Physicians who previously held supporting membership before September 30, 2016.


  • May have floor at the Congress of Delegates. 
  • May not hold national office or committee appointment and may not vote in national affairs. 
  • Privileges of supporting members in chapters may be determined under the Bylaws of individual chapters. 

Continuing Study Requirements

  •  None 

General Membership Information

  • Applications are approved at the national level, subject to AAFP Bylaws.
  • National headquarters completes enrollment. Transfers from one classification to another must be approved by the chapter
  • If all membership requirements are met, membership is continued on an annual basis, unless notification is received from the member. 

Chapter Membership

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

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