• You Deserve the Best Resources—for FREE.

    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!


    Highlights of AAFP Student Membership

    Learn

    You’re up for the challenge of being a medical student. But 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 the AAFP board review questions.

    Network

    Connect with the more than 136,700 people who proudly call themselves a member 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. 

    Advocate

    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

    Medical 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

    Dues

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

    Application

    Medical students may apply 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 chapter.

    Chapters offer local and regional opportunities to network, mentor, volunteer, take a leadership role, 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 also are free until graduation or withdrawal from medical school.