• Medical Students

    Prepare for medical school and learn more about family medicine.

    Why Choose Family Medicine?

    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.

    Watch our webcast: What is Family Medicine?

    See a Typical Day as a Family Physician

    Discover Family Medicine Career Options

    Explore Income & Lifestyle Expectations

    Training Requirements for Family Physicians


    Get Into Medical School

    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.

    Is a Career in Medicine for You

    Get Into Medical School

    Plan for Medical School

    Manage Medical School Debt

    Find a Family Medicine Program


    Succeed in Medical School

    Medical school isn't easy, but the AAFP's study tools and resources can help you along the way.

    Research Clinical Topics & Procedures

    Listen to the AFP Podcast

    Plan Your Rotations & Electives

    Deciding on a Specialty

    Finding a Mentor

    Managing Medical School Debt

    Advocacy in Medical School


    Lead Your Family Medicine Interest Group

    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.


    Become a Resident

    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.

    Understand the Match Process

    Prep for Residency Interviews

    Find a Residency Program

    Choosing a Residency Program

    Preparing for your Residency


    Discover the Benefits of Student Membership

    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.

    Ace Your Exams

    Master family medicine topics with our board review questions, which are free for AAFP members.