Membership Designation

AAFP Fellow

It is proper and ethical for an Academy member to indicate membership in the Academy by placing after the letters M.D. or D.O. the letters AAFP and term Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians or FAAFP may be used when appropriate. (1971)

AAFP Member

The AAFP favors the inclusion for membership in the Academy of any duly-licensed physician in the practice of medicine who meets the AAFP membership requirements. (See Reprint No. 56, current AAFP membership classification chart, for detailed information on membership requirements.) (1973)

ABFM Diplomate

It is ethical and proper for AAFP members who are diplomates of the American Board of Family Medicine to use the designation "Diplomate, ABFM" or "DABFM" following name and degree designation. (1981)

(2014 COD)