AAFP Member Benefits

As a New Physician AAFP Member, you receive all the traditional benefits of membership plus

  • 50% discount on national dues and discounts on select chapter dues.
  • 25% discount on select products and $75 off courses and select products through Experience the AAFP, a program designed for new physicians (www.aafp.org/experience).
  • Leadership opportunities and special representation through national AAFP or chapters; New Physician seat on the Board of Directors; two Delegate and two Alternate Delegate seats at the Congress of Delegates.

Board certification/Maintenance of certification

  • Report, track, and plan your CME to maximize your lifelong learning and to fulfill your requirements for state licensure, ABFM Maintenance of Certification (MC-FP), credentialing and other requirements.
  • Send transcripts to third parties upon request and automatically report to the ABFM.
  • Residents can track any CME taken on or after January 1 of the year in which they complete residency.
  • Discounts on quality, relevant CME that is evidence-based for family physicians (self-study courses, live clinical courses, Board Review courses, Scientific Assembly, free journal quizzes online, Board Review questions, and Self-Assessment modules to assist with Maintenance of Certification).
  • Prepare for your boards and sharpen your medical knowledge with the AAFP’s FP Essentials and FP Audio. FP Essentials covers core medical knowledge — the same medical topics addressed by the board examinations. FP Audio’s MP3 format makes it easy to learn on the go.

Practice management

  • Family Practice Management (FPM) journal—full of top quality, peer-reviewed advice and articles on how to succeed and keep quality and satisfaction high for patients and staff. FPM also provides Medicare payment updates, coding and documentation changes, and proven tools for building better practices and improving patient care. The mobile app version is available in the App Store.
  • FPM Toolbox—more than 150 practice management tools, with flow sheets, encounter forms, billing and claims processing forms, coding and documentation, staffing worksheets, and more.
  • Dedicated staff available to answer questions on coding and billing issues, payment/reimbursement issues, practice management, privileging, managed care issues, and more.
  • AAFP Buyer’s Guide—one-stop online resource to simplify the search for goods and services for the medical practice (medical/ office equipment, financial services, software, and staffing).
  • PCMH—practice redesign to improve the quality and cost efficiency of care and tools to evaluate your practice organization, using health information technology and quality measures.
  • AAFP Member Advantage discounts (personal, practice, and finance products and services).


  • AAFP Connection—safe and secure, members-only community to connect with peers who share common interests, share ideas through discussion forums.
  • AAFP listservs—secure members-only discussion lists to pose questions among peers on specific topics and special constituency groups.
  • Local connection through chapter membership.
  • Meetings (Scientific Assembly; NCSC; clinical courses; etc) around the country.


  • AAFP advocates for family physicians and their patients to legislators, health insurance companies, medical specialty societies, and employers.
  • Opportunity to get involved in advocacy at the national or state level— sign up for Speak Out, AAFP’s online advocacy tool.
  • Connect for Family Medicine—receive up-to-date information and calls-to-action on issues that affect you and your patients. Stay “in the know” about federal advocacy, including grassroots training.

Clinical resources

  • American Family Physician (AFP) journal—peer-reviewed and consistently ranked as the best-read medical journal among primary care physicians. In addition to the print journal, members receive online access to content, including the latest on diagnosis and treatment of common clinical conditions and commentary, clinical answers, and patient information. The mobile app version of AFP is available in the App Store.
  • The AFP By Topic mobile app makes American Family Physician’s (AFP) best content available to you on your web-enabled mobile device. The collections include articles, summaries, patient education, and practice improvement modules, and are chosen and updated by AFP medical editors to ensure that they remain current and useful.
  • FamilyDoctor.org—patient education and easy-to-read instructive health care materials.
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines—AAFP-developed and endorsed, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and preventive services recommendations.
  • Immunization Resources—annual child, adolescent, and adult immunization schedules and other immunization policy recommendations developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the AAFP.

Career planning

  • CareerLink connects family physicians and employers with clinical and faculty jobs—view jobs, post resumes anonymously, create personal alerts and job seeker accounts.