Become a Student Member of the AAFP

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Explore family medicine with a free student membership that lasts until you graduate from medical school. As an AAFP member, you’ll have access to valuable benefits and resources to support you throughout your medical school journey. Benefit from:

  • Access to AAFP's online award-winning journal, American Family Physician
  • Access to the online Family Medicine Board Review questions and answers
  • Connect with other medical students, residents, and family physicians
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Member interest groups created by your peers that will connect you to other AAFP members who share your professional interests both online and in person


Student members may have the floor at Congress of Delegates. (Elected student delegates to the Congress have additional privileges.)  


Students enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic medical schools that are (a) accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA COCA), or (b) listed as operational in the then-current edition of the World Directory of Medical Schools; are eligible for AAFP student membership.

Join as a Student Member

Student Membership Dues:
FREE for all medical students. Membership will terminate automatically upon graduation or withdrawal from medical school.

Apply by mail/fax: Download the application form »


AAFP membership is unified, meaning that members are required to belong to the national Academy as well as 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.

Join as a Student Member

Term: Terminates upon graduation or withdrawal from medical school.

Student Membership Dues: FREE for medical students enrolled in an allopathic or osteopathic medical school that is LCME- or an AOA COCA-accredited or listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools.


Apply by mail/fax: Download the application form »