Family Medicine, Undergraduate Training in

The AAFP recommends that the curriculum of every medical school have preclinical and clinical student exposure to family medicine with the further directive that, where such is lacking, every possible means of correcting the deficiency be exercised. The AAFP is committed to making every effort to ensure that family medicine in the undergraduate curriculum with appropriate exposure to role models on the faculty be instituted in all medical schools.

The AAFP recommends that all medical schools provide mandatory family medicine clerkships completed by the end of the third year, and elective preceptorships and clerkships to their students. (COE) (1973) (2013 COD)