With the broadest scope of all specialties, family physicians have more office visits and practice in more settings than physicians in any other specialty. For the past 10 years, family medicine has been the most recruited specialty in the United States. See what makes it so appealing.
Start your journey toward a career in family medicine. Learn what it takes to get into medical school, plan for attending and managing medical school debt.
Medical school isn't easy, but the AAFP's study tools and resources can help you along the way.
Make the most of your school's Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG). Discover new programming ideas, apply for funding, and create a forum for others interested in family medicine.
Once you approach the end of your medical school education, the next step is matching with a family medicine residency program. Find out more about the Match process, preparing for residency interviews, and finding a residency program that's right for you.
Explore family medicine with a free student membership in the AAFP! Find your peers and gain access to benefits and resources you can use in medical school.
Master family medicine topics with our board review questions, which are free for AAFP members.