• Medical Student Membership

    You already know the journey you’re on will be worth it, but it doesn’t hurt to have a community to lean on while you're a medical student.

    Join the thousands of members who have gone before you in networking, learning, and growing as physicians together when you become part of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Gain access to all the support the AAFP provides, such as our popular AAFP board review questions, in our free medical student membership from current enrollment until graduation.

    Enjoy your Free Medical Student Membership!

    August 1-3, 2024 | Kansas City, MO

    Highlights of AAFP Student Membership


    You’re up for the challenge of being a medical student. And, the AAFP is here to share the load, with access to our award-winning online journal American Family Physician, AAFP board review questions, and more. You’ll also gain access to members-only content in our free app for medical students, including the ability to test yourself on AAFP board review questions.


    Connect with the more than 130,000 people who proudly call themselves members of our organization. Learn from the experience of countless other medical students, residents, and family physicians. Join peer-led Member Interest Groups and take advantage of shared knowledge. 


    You’re learning how to be the voice of your patients. We provide opportunities for medical students to form that voice with leadership opportunities and a chance at real-world advocacy experience on the floor at National Congress of Student Members. 

    Enjoy your Free Medical Student Membership!

    How to Obtain Free Medical Student Membership

    AAFP Student Membership Eligibility

    Students enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic medical schools that are:

    • Accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or
    • Accredited the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA COCA), or
    • Listed as operational in the then-current edition of the World Directory of Medical Schools.

    Did Someone Say Free?

    When you become an AAFP medical student member, you also receive a gift: unlimited online and mobile access to American Family Physician (AFP)—one of the nation’s leading peer-reviewed medical journals.


    Medical students can join for free! Membership ends automatically upon graduation or withdrawal from medical school. .


    Submit your application by mailfax, or online

    Chapter Membership Details

    Because AAFP membership is unified, medical student members are required to belong to the national Academy, as well as to their regional and (if available) local chapters.

    Chapters offer local and regional opportunities to network, mentor, volunteer, take leadership roles, and get involved in the AAFP. There are chapters for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Uniformed Services, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

    Chapter memberships are also free until graduation or withdrawal from medical school.