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AAFP Mobile App

The AAFP mobile app for iOS and Android features AFP/FPM Journals, Quizzes, Board Review Questions, CME Reporting, and more.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/resources/app.html

AAFP Membership FAQ

Learn more about AAFP membership with FAQs.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/faq.html

AAFP Insurance Program

Discover the services available through AAFP Insurance Program.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/resources/insurance.html

Active Membership

Become a member of the AAFP, and enjoy all the benefits of being part of the premier family medicine association.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/active.html

Chapter Membership

Learn more about membership in your local AAFP chapter. AAFP membership includes membership at both the local and national levels.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/chapters.html

AAFP National Dues Payment Policy

AAFP National Dues Payment Policy

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/dues.html

Inactive Membership

Find out the eligibility requirements and terms of inactive membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/inactive.html

International Member

Become a member of the AAFP as a family physician working outside the United States. Enjoy select privileges and benefits while you connect with peers and gain access to leading family medicine clinical guidelines and CME.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/international.html

Life Membership

Find out eligibility requirements, privileges and terms of lifetime membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/life.html

Resident Membership

Join the AAFP as a Resident member and enjoy exclusive resources and benefits to help you through your residency.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/resident.html

Free Medical Student Membership | AAFP

Medical students can join the AAFP for free and enjoy exclusive resources and benefits, such as free board review resources and MATCH support.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/student.html

Transitional Member

you stay connected to the specialty with quality educational resources and a direct network to your colleagues as a Transitional Member of the AAFP.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/transitional.html

AAFP Member Welcome Center

Check out the AAFP Member Welcome Center to learn more about how to update your member profile, earn and report CME, and deepen your involvement with the AAFP.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center.html

AAFP Member Constituencies and Member Forums

Learn more about AAFP Member Constituencies and discussion groups, which address issues of importance to specific groups.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/connect/constituencies-forums.html

The AAFP Degree of Fellow

Learn how to apply to be an AAFP Degree of Fellow.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/fellow.html

News From 2020 COD and FMX

This section provides AAFP News coverage of the virtual 2020 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2020-congress-fmx.html

You Belong

Learn more about the AAFP, the benefits of AAFP membership, and why the AAFP is a good fit for you.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/you-belong.html

News From 2018 COD and FMX

This is the topic page for AAFP News coverage of the 2018 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2018-congress-fmx.html

Connect

Connect with your colleagues by joining your chapter, a Member Interest Group or Member Discussion Forum.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/connect.html

News From 2019 COD and FMX

This is the topic page for AAFP News coverage of the 2019 Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia.

https://www.aafp.org/news/2019-congress-fmx.html

Physician Education and Development News

Physician Education and Development articles including CME, graduate medical education, family medicine resident and student issues, and related stories.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development.html

Focus on Physician Well-being

This new AAFP News topic area presents ongoing coverage and other content that focuses on issues surrounding physician burnout, resilience and well-being.

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being.html

Inside the Academy News

This is the topic page for AAFP News' Inside the Academy section.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp.html

MACRA Ready

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is setting up groundbreaking changes to the way physicians are paid by Medicare with a new, two-track system that emphasizes value-based payment models. The AAFP is pulling no punches to make sure family physicians are poised to ...

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready.html

As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

This is the topic page for AAFP News' Opinion section.

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion.html

Practice and Career

This AAFP News section features stories on professional issues that affect how family physicians run their practices and design their work teams to offer high-quality health care.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues.html

Academy's Digital Assistant Pilot Advances to Stage Two

The AAFP is recruiting as many as 100 family physicians to participate in stage two of its pilot with Suki, a digital assistant that combines artificial intelligence and voice-enabled technology.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200625sukistagetwo.html

Patient Care

AAFP News' Patient Care section features stories on preventive care services, community and public health, patient care protocols and more.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public.html

Member Resources and Tools for 2018

This is the topic page for a roundup of resources and tools the AAFP has created to position members to succeed in 2018 and beyond.

https://www.aafp.org/news/resources-tools-2018.html

Medical School Debt - How to Manage Your Money | AAFP

Medical school is a costly investment. Explore strategies to find scholarships for medical school and how to minimize the overall cost of student debt.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/debt-management.html

Medical Students

Start your journey toward family medicine. Learn what it takes to get into and succeed in medical school with the support of AAFP study tools and resources.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students.html

Tips for Your Residency Application

Get an overview of the highly detailed process for applying to a family medicine residency program, including specific tools and tips to help you submit a complete application on time.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/applying-to-residency.html

Choosing a Residency Program

Selecting and applying for residency in family medicine is a thoughtful, lengthy process. Learn what to expect as you explore programs and begin your application.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/become-a-resident/choosing-residency-program.html

Deciding on a Specialty

Factors to consider when thinking about a career in medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/deciding-on-specialty.html

Expectations in Medical School

Learn about what to expect when you attend medical school, including coursework and information about years three and four.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/expectations-in-med-school.html

Rotations and Electives in Family Medicine

Discover how to maximize your third year of medical school with wise choices of rotations and electives that prepare you for family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/rotations-and-electives.html

How to Get into Medical School | Medical School and Residency

Learn about requirements when applying for medical school, including MCAT, work experience, and academic records and use expert tips to help you prepare.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/considering-medical-school/getting-into-medical-school.html

Is a Career in Medicine for you?

Choosing your career is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Read about factors to consider when thinking about a career in medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/considering-medical-school/is-career-in-medicine-for-you.html

Medical School Programs and Primary Care

Medical education comes in a variety of formats. Understand the options that exist as you begin to consider apply to medical school.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/considering-medical-school/medical-school-programs-primary-care.html

Practice Options for Family Physicians

Learn about the many practice options open to physicians who choose a career in family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/career-practice-options.html

Work-Life Balance for Family Physicians

Learn about lifestyle and income options available to you with a career in family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/income-work-life-balance.html

Education Requirements for Family Medicine

Learn about residency and other requirements and opportunities for becoming a family physician.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/training-requirements.html

Choose more. Choose Family Medicine.

Make a difference in America's health as a primary care physician. Learn about the specialty of family medicine and next steps toward pursuing a career as a family physician.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/why-choose-family-medicine.html

FMIG

Gain primary care perspective and practice crucial skills and procedures. Network with peers and experts. Get involved in leading family medicine into the future. Serve your community. Join the FMIG on your campus.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/fmig.html

Advising Medical Students on Medical School and Career

The AAFP has resources to help advisors talk about specialty choice, medical school debt, residency selection, and more.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/premed-medical-students-educators/advising-medical-students.html

Residency Program Directors

Easy access to news, information and opportunities of interest to family mediciane residency directors and coordinators. Review residency curriculam recommendations endorsed by the AAFP and aligned with ACGME.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors.html

Residency Program Central

Designed for family medicine residency program directors and coordinators. Access curriculum guidelines, grant applications, and other tools to strengthen your program.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/central.html

Chief Resident Leadership Development Program

Equip your family medicine chief resident for success through this year-long, interactive program, featuring spring and fall workshops, coaching tools, monthly newsletters, and more.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/chief-resident-leadership-development-program.html

AAFP Resources for Residency Programs

Whether your residents are preparing for certification or staying up to date on current trends, AAFP educational tools and resources for residency programs can help bridge knowledge gaps and boost skill sets.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/cme-res-programs.html

Family Medicine National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Results Analysis

Review a brief analysis on National Resident Matching Program results impacting family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/national-resident-matching-program-results.html

RPS Consultants to Help Your Family Medicine Residency Program Excel

Position your family medicine residency program for excellence when you engage the consultants of Residency Program Solutions.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residency-program-directors/residency-program-solutions.html

Pre-Med Advisors

Do any of your pre-med students know what kind of specialty they want to choose after medical school?

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/premed-medical-students-educators/advising-pre-med-students.html

Residents

Enhance your experience as a resident with the latest medical news, study tools to get ready for boards, and the advice you need to get ready for a career in family medicine.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents.html

Third-Year Electives During Residency

Your electives in your final year of residency is can be opportunities to get an inside look at practices you may be considering joining after graduation.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/transition-into-practice/3rd-year-electives.html

Career Choices in Family Medicine

Resources from the AAFP to help as you transition from your family medicine residency into practice.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/transition-into-practice/career-choices-in-family-medicine.html

Find Fellowships

Discover fellowship opportunities available throughout the United States, including requirements and application deadlines, and more.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/transition-into-practice/find-fellowships.html

Preparing for the ABFM Board Exam

Passing the ABFM Board Exam is a crucial step in beginning a career in family medicine. Get advice on how to prepare and discover what tools and products the AAFP has developed to help you prepare.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/transition-into-practice/prepare-for-board-exam.html

Residency Wrap-up Checklist

Use these tips to make sure you're ready to leave residency and move into practice.

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/transition-into-practice/residency-wrapup-checklist.html

Family Medicine Facts

Family medicine is the most versatile of all physician specialties and family physicians are just as diverse as their patients.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/dive-into-family-medicine/family-medicine-facts.html

Engage with the AAFP

Learn the different ways your organization can partner with the AAFP to share in the goal of providing family physicians and their teams with the best resources and education tools.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/engage-with-aafp.html

Autoimmune Diseases and COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed virtually every aspect of our daily lives—how we work, how we live, how we communicate, how we interact with one another, and how we receive medical care. A global healthcare crisis doesn’t change the fact that patients need healthcare and lab testing services for ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/autoimmune-diseases-covid-19.html

Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases: Diagnosis and Management

Autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARDs) are a diverse group of conditions that primarily affect the joints, bones, muscle, and connective tissue.(1) They can be especially challenging to diagnose during early stages, often presenting with nonspecific symptoms and signs that may flare and ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases-diagnosis-management.html

The Importance of Influenza A/B and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Co-testing

Autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARDs) are a diverse group of conditions that primarily affect the joints, bones, muscle, and connective tissue.(1) They can be especially challenging to diagnose during early stages, often presenting with nonspecific symptoms and signs that may flare and ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/importance-of-influenza-and-sars-cov2-co-testing.html

Is it COVID-19, influenza A or B, or something else?

It’s flu season, but we’re also still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), influenza A or B (flu), and other respiratory infections can present with similar symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. That’s why it’s important to consider testing ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/is-it-covid-19-or-the-flu-something-else.html

Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy - Stephanie Quinn

Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy - Stephanie Quinn

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/aafp-emt/quinn.html

COPD Underdiagnosed in Older Adults, but Can Be Managed

Recognizing and Treating COPD in Older Adults, a new resource for physicians, addresses what is known about the prevalence, incidence, and impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults. It is featured in the latest issue of the What’s Hot publication from The ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/copd-underdiagnosed-in-older-adults.html

Eight rheumatic diseases with one blood draw

Screen and diagnose patients with suspected rheumatic autoimmune disease with one blood draw. One blood draw may make it faster and easier to evaluate eight of the most common rheumatic diseases, which may lead to an earlier diagnosis. Early diagnosis may help patients begin therapy ...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/eight-rheumatic-diseases-one-blood-draw.html

Choosing Wisely

Read the recommendations of the Choosing Wisely campaign, created to improve health care quality and reduce unnecessary treatment and tests.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/choosing-wisely.html

Meet our Leadership

The AAFP is governed by a Congress of Delegates, a Board of Directors, and a number of commissions and committees.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership.html

AAFP Executive Management Team

Meet the AAFP Executive Management Team.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/aafp-emt.html

Rural Health

Learn more about the AAFP's Rural Health Initiative.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/initiatives/rural-health.html

AAFP Home | American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Family Physicians represents 134,600 family physicians, residents, and students, providing advocacy, education, patient and practice resources.

https://www.aafp.org/home.html

Commissions

Learn more about commissions at the AAFP and the important leadership role they serve.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/commissions.html

Member Benefits

Find out more about your membership and resources you receive as a member.

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits.html

Bloodborne Pathogens

Read AAFP's policy on strategies to prevent the transfer of blood borne infections.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/bloodborne-pathogens.html

AAFP Blogs

The AAFP offers several different blogs showcasing voices representing the specialty of family medicine.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/blogs.html

Board of Directors

Learn more about the AAFP Board of Directors. Members can access minutes and historical information about the AAFP Board.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/meet-our-leadership/board.html

Information Technology Used in Health Care

Read about AAFP's policy on health information technology.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/information-technology.html

Medical Waste Disposal in Non-Medical Locations

Read the strategies the AAFP recommends to ensure the safe disposal of medical waste.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medical-waste-disposal.html

Obesity and Overweight

Read the AAFP's recommendations for the family physician's role in counseling overweight and obese patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/obesity.html

Preconception Care (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on preconception care. Preconception care is defined as individualized care for men and women that is focused on reducing maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/preconception-care.html

Physician Compensation for Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Oversight

Read about the AAFP's policy on physician compensation for nurse practitioner and physician assistant oversight.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/physician-compensation-oversight.html

Professional Medical Liability

Read the AAFP's position on the professional medical liability problem and its goals in advocating for patients and physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/professional-medical-liability.html

Abbreviated AAFP Phone Directory

A short list of AAFP phone numbers.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/contact/phone-directory.html

Log-in Instructions

Help with logging into aafp.org

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https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/login-help.html

About Cookies

About cookies and aafp.org

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About PDFs

About PDF file and aafp.org

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/pdfs.html

About Podcasts

About podcasts and aafp.org

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/this-site/podcasts.html

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Affiliated Organizations: Creating a Community

Learn about organizations affiliated with the AAFP, like the Robert Graham Center and the AAFP Foundation.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/who-is-the-aafp/affiliated-organizations.html

History of the AAFP

Historical information about the AAFP.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/who-is-the-aafp/history-aafp.html

Mission and Vision of the AAFP

Learn the key role the AAFP plays in the future of family medicine on behalf of its members.

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/who-is-the-aafp/vision-mission.html

Adolescent Health Care, Confidentiality

Read the AAFP's recommendations regarding confidentiality and privacy when treating adolescent patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/adolescent-confidentiality.html

Anti-Harassment Policy

Read the AAFP's anti-harassment policy.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/anti-harassment-policy.html

Graduate Medical Education Financing Policy

Read AAFP's six principles for GME financing reform.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/graduate-medical-education-financing.html

Immunizations

Read about AAFP's policies on immunizations for children and adults.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/immunizations.html

Medical Home

Read the AAFP's position on medical home leading to a higher quality of patient care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medical-home.html

Medical Student Debt

Read why the AAFP supports programs to assist in reducing medical students' debt burden.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/medical-student-debt.html

Opposition to Restrictive Covenants

Read about the AAFP's policy on Opposition to Restrictive Covenants.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/opposition-covenants.html

Preceptorships

Read the AAFP's encouragement of family physicians to participate in preceptorships with students.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/preceptorships.html

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