• Share and Gain Insight with MIGs

    The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is committed to giving all members a voice within our increasingly diverse organization. Member interest groups (MIGs) were created as a way to define, recognize, and support AAFP members with shared professional interests. 

    What are MIGs?

    MIGs provide a forum to do the following:

    • Network with fellow members
    • Participate in interest-specific continuing professional development activities
    • Deliver a unified message to leadership
    • Suggest AAFP policy
    • Provide input on policies and positions (upon request)
    • Pursue professional leadership development within the AAFP
    • Connect to existing resources
    • Meet face-to-face at Family Medicine Experience
    • Participate in an online community forum for discussion and idea-sharing

    Connect with a MIG

    Learn about objectives and long-term goals for each MIG. Each group offers an online community for connection and conversation.

    Note: As a first-time visitor to an online community, you will be asked to affirm a Code of Conduct prior to access.

    How to Create a New Member Interest Group

    Applications to create a member interest group must be submitted to the Commission on Membership and Member Services (CMMS).

    The CMMS uses the following criteria when reviewing a member interest group application:

    • Focus is consistent with the AAFP's definition of a MIG (i.e., a forum of active members who have shared professional interests)
    • Furthers the AAFP's strategic objectives
    • Does not duplicate groups represented by the current Board-approved member constituencies
    • Membership is not limited by geography or employment by a single entity
    • Does not duplicate chapters or membership categories that currently exist
    • Does not substantially overlap the goals and objectives of any existing MIG
    • Conflicts of interest for the MIG officers have been disclosed and there are no significant conflicts

    If all criteria are met, the CMMS may recommend that the Board of Directors approve establishment of the proposed member interest group.