If you are looking for materials and experiences that will help equip you for your future career as a family physician, the WAFP and AAFP can provide the resources, information and opportunities you'll need to achieve your goals. We encourage you to get involved!
1. Learning and Leadership - As future leaders your voice is valued!
Opportunities to represent residents include WAFP committee appointments, trustee positions, and delegate positions to both the WAFP Annual House of Delegates and the AAFP National Congress of Family Medicine Residents (NCFMR).
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 Congressional Conference in Washington DC, an opportunity to gain advocacy skills and “spend a day on the hill” meeting with Washington’s congressional delegation; and to attend the AAFP National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) in Kansas City. Residents join member constituency delegates from each state to discuss AAFP policy development and hone leadership skills. You are also encouraged to participate in the WAFP Annual Scientific Assembly which includes an educational track specially designed for residents and students. Among our most popular events, the WAFP Foundation Annual Student & Resident Retreat allows residents and students to hear panel discussions and mingle with practicing family physicians, attend clinical workshops, promote your residency program, and enjoy networking with medical students and other residents.
Resident members are also invited to share their passion for family medicine with medical students and pre-med students - by assisting with workshops at the Student & Resident Retreat, coordinating with FMIG programs for training events, and mentoring pre-med students through the WAFP Pre-Med Mentorship Program. 2. Professional Development
3. Publications - Resident members receive a complimentary subscription to:
4. Resident Membership Dues. Your membership dues for the Washington Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians are typically paid by your residency program.
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 transfer your membership, or need to update your address/contact information with AAFP and WAFP, please contact WAFP staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-747-3100 for assistance.
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