• Your Residency. Elevated by Your AAFP.

    You picked family medicine, now get ready to take on the next chapter in your career.

    As a member, you’ll have the AAFP by your side, offering a wide variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including point-of-care recommendations and clinical guidelines, to help accelerate your career. Enhance your experience by joining the AAFP—your partner and resource now and in the future.

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

    Eligibility for Resident Membership

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

    Term of Membership

    Upon completion of residency or extended training, the member is transferred to active category.


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

    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. 

    About 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.