• Medical Students

    Succeed in medical school and learn more about the family medicine specialty.

    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, and 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

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    Succeed in Medical School

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

    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.

    Discover FMIG Resources
    Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    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
    Choosing a Residency Program
    Find a Residency Program
    Preparing your Residency Application
    Residency Interview Guide
    Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program Tips


    Get Free Student Membership

    Explore family medicine with a free student membership in the AAFP, and access benefits and resources you can use in medical school.

    Ace Your Exams

    Master family medicine topics and prep for your family med shelf exam with our board review questions, which are free for AAFP members.

    Connect with Your Peers

    Join an exclusive community just for medical student members, and explore other online communities organized by topic and interest.