Career Choices in Family Medicine

Resources to Help as You Transition from Residency to Practice

[Family Medicine Career Choices]

Where will your career take you next?

When approaching the end of residency, the time has come to start considering what you want your career in family medicine to look like. Family doctors enjoy a multitude of options for where and how they can practice, and these opportunities provide real choice when it comes to lifestyle, income, and career goals. Here are some resources to help as you explore those choices:

Discover Your Practice Model Preference

You probably have a general notion of your ideal practice. If not, use the AAFP’s Job Planning & Tracking Tool(1 page PDF) to identify priorities such as practice style, community type, and geographic location.

Download the worksheet »(1 page PDF)


Get Ready For Your Next Step

Check out the AAFP Careers section, which contains articles and worksheets to help you: