• Get More from Your Family Medicine Residency with the AAFP

    As a family medicine resident, you'll experience the widest scope of medicine—and we're here to support you along the way.

    Surround yourself with people who understand what it means to be a family physician. You'll find exactly that at the AAFP. Plus, we offer family medicine resident members a wide variety of resources, including clinical guidelines and networking, to help accelerate your career now and in the future.

    So, what are you waiting for? Join an organization that’s dedicated to you and the family medicine specialty.

    Already a member? Log in here.

    Enhance Your Skill Set

    Seeking trustworthy, evidence-based clinical content? You’ll find our clinical recommendations to be current and comprehensive. Search by topic, type, or name on either our mobile app or website. Want to stay current? Check out a webinar or online activity on a variety of topics.

    Browse through our extensive education section on the AAFP website to find everything you need.

    Make Connections

    Looking to expand your knowledge and connect with your peers? Plan to attend the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students. You also can connect with like-minded peers in our Member Interest Groups and take advantage of shared knowledge.

    Stay Up to Date

    Don’t want to miss a thing? Read through our weekly AAFP News emails, subscribe to the Family Medicine Action Network, and check out our timely blog posts. Listen to our American Family Physician podcasts to hear journal article discussions, answers to clinical questions, and family physician interviews.

    Check out even more resources for residents from the AAFP. 

    Resident Membership Eligibility

    • Physicians training in ACGME-accredited three-year family medicine residencies
    • Physicians training in AOA-approved rotating general or family medicine internships and AOA-approved general or family medicine residencies
    • Graduates of ACGME or AOA family medicine residencies immediately extending training or entering fellowships


    • May vote and have floor at Congress of Delegates
    • May hold constituent chapter office and national committee appointments

    General Membership Information

    • Be sure to check with your residency program before you apply to see if you're eligible for your program to pay any or all of your membership fees.
    • Applications are approved and enrollment is completed at the national level, subject to AAFP Bylaws.
    • AAFP membership is unified, which means members are required to belong to the national AAFP and to their appropriate chapter
    • If all membership requirements are met, membership renews on an annual basis, unless notification is received from the member.