AAFP membership tops 100,000 for the first time

June 10, 2011

Membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians has reached 100,300 physicians and medical students nationwide.

Membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has reached 100,300 physicians and medical students nationwide, marking the first time in its 64-year history that membership has surpassed 100,000.

The academy announced in May that mbership grew from 97,600 in December 2010 to 100,300 in April 2011. Total membership consists of 63,400 active members, 9,900 resident members, 17,100 student members, and 9,900 life, inactive, international, and supporting members.

The AAFP was founded in 1947 by a group of roughly 200 physicians to promote and maintain quality standards for family doctors.