Become a Supporting Member of the AAFP
Supporting members of the AAFP are physicians who are residency trained in a specialty other than Family Medicine and supportive of the mission and goals of the AAFP.
- May hold floor at Congress of Delegates.
- May not hold national office or committee appointment and may not vote in national affairs.
- Privileges of supporting members in chapters may be determined under the Bylaws of individual chapters.
- Physicians residing and practicing in the U.S. (or its territories or possessions) who completed an ACGME- or AOA-accredited residency program in specialties other than family medicine and not otherwise eligible for some other category of membership; or
- Physicians who previously held supporting membership before September 30, 2016.
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.