About AAFP Resident Membership

Eligibility

  • 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.  

Privileges

  • 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.

Continuing Study Requirements

Active members with a CME requirement must accrue and report, within each re-election term, a minimum of 150 credits of approved CME of which at least 75 credits must be AAFP prescribed credit and 25 credits must be live activities.