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
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.
Medical school isn't easy, but the AAFP's study tools and resources can help you along the way.
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.
Connect with fellow medical students in a private online community available only to AAFP student members. Ask questions, share resources and ideas, advocate, and be in the know about upcoming AAFP activities for students.