Why Become a Member?

1.  Learning and Leadership – As future leaders your voice is valued!

Opportunities to represent medical students include WAFP committee appointments, trustee positions, and delegate positions to both the WAFP Annual House of Delegates and the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students (NCFMRS).

The annual Policy Advocacy and Leadership Institute held each year in Olympia, trains participants to speak about issues relevant to family medicine and organizes opportunities for members to meet with state legislators.

Scholarships are available to attend the AAFP Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in Washington DC, an opportunity to gain advocacy skills and “spend a day on the hill” meeting with Washington’s congressional delegation.

You are also encouraged to participate in the WAFP Annual Scientific Assembly which includes an educational track specially designed for students and residents. Among our most popular events, the WAFP Foundation Annual Student & Resident Retreat allows students and residents to hear panel discussions and mingle with practicing family physicians, attend clinical workshops, and enjoy networking with other medical students and residents.

2.  Professional Development

  • Enjoy fellowship with a community of committed colleagues who share common goals.
  • Gain access to scholarship and leadership opportunities.
  • Find opportunities to expand your education with advocacy and real world experience.

3.  Publications – Student members receive a complimentary subscription to:

  • The Academy’s quarterly journal, Washington Family Physician, offering timely, relevant information about the practice of family medicine and information about activities of Academy members, its board of directors, and committees.  The journal also features a regular student column.
  • Monthly e-newsletter.

4.  Student Membership Dues – As a medical student your membership is FREE!

How to Become a Member – If you are not already a member and need to register, please click here.

If you have recently moved to Washington and need to update your address/contact information with AAFP and WAFP, please contact WAFP staff at info@wafp.net or 425-747-3100 for assistance.