The American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing 134,600 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.


The AAFP’s vision is to transform health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.


The mission of the AAFP is to improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity.

Your patients count on you to give them the best care, now count on the AAFP to give you the tools and resources to focus your time where it matters most. When you join the AAFP, you gain a network that’s committed to:

  • Advancing the specialty of family medicine
  • Strengthening members’ collective voice
  • Providing solutions to enhance patient care


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