Your Membership Matters

Explore the specialty of 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.

Learn more about family medicine on TAFP's YouTube channel

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Welcome to AAFP and TAFP

Explore a future in family medicine and learn why this could be the right choice for you.


Resources for medical students

Medical student scholarships

For medical students planning to pursue a career as a family physician, there are a number of scholarships available through the TAFP Foundation.

Texas Family Medicine Preceptorship Program

By participating in our preceptorship, students will have the unique opportunity to explore what being a family physician involves.

Travel funding

The TAFP Foundation and its donors generously support medical student travel to TAFP and AAFP events.

Texas medical schools

Interested in pursuing medicine? Find out what each school in Texas has to offer you and connect with their Department of Family Medicine.

Texas residency programs

Family medicine can offer you a vital and satisfying career, and the many residency training programs in Texas can help you attain this career goal. Explore our list of Texas family medicine residency programs by region to find a program that meets your needs.

TAFP Resident and Student Handbook

There are many ways to supplement your medical training, enhance your education, and develop leadership skills through TAFP. If you are interested in serving as a medical student officer, download this PDF to learn more about officer positions and their duties.

AAFP student membership application

Read through the benefits of local and national membership and then access the online student membership application to join the largest family physician support group available. There are no fees for students enrolled in medical school.


Joining an FMIG during medical school is an excellent way to explore the specialty of family medicine in an informal, educational, and fun setting! Each campus family medicine interest group, or FMIG, is part of a bigger picture. TAFP and AAFP help groups coordinate and share ideas, and provide resources and funding to support programming and organizational goals.

FMIG networks on Facebook

The Texas Family Medicine Interest Group Network is the state consortium of FMIG groups at medical schools across Texas. We and the National FMIG Network are here as a resource and as champions for medical students of the family medicine specialty.

TAFP Research Poster Competition

Sponsored by the TAFP Foundation and the Council on Health of the Public, TAFP’s annual poster competition provides a showcase for the research of family medicine students, residents, and community physicians. The competition occurs in conjunction with TAFP’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit. Exhibits are designed to demonstrate a specific research activity, evidence-based review, or case report (students only), with an emphasis on practice-based research.

Obstetrics and rural medicine mentors

Interested in learning more about family medicine obstetrics or rural practices? Contact Juleah Williams at if interested in finding an OB or rural family physician mentor.

Information for clerkship coordinators

TAFP is here for you. Without dedicated and knowledgeable clerkship coordinators there would be fewer medical students selecting family medicine careers. We have compiled a few resources to assist you.