Your Membership Matters

Explore the benefits of membership in TAFP and AAFP.

Benefits of membership

When you join TAFP, you become a member of Texas’ largest subspecialty organization and the only organization that solely represents family physicians. Because we are unified with AAFP—one of the largest national medical organizations in the country—and our local chapters, your TAFP membership grants you access to rich resources and support at all levels.

We hope you’ll find your TAFP membership invaluable as it helps you get the most out of your career.

Explore the benefits of TAFP/AAFP membership


TAFP member surveys consistently show that advocacy is the No. 1 service family physicians want from the Academy. Your state and national academies serve as your advocate before policymakers, legislators, the media, and patient organizations in Austin and on Capitol Hill.

TAFP’s advocacy team have strong relationships throughout the Capitol and in state agencies that help them work on your behalf, and AAFP continues to build and strengthen its presence in Washington, D.C. We are the only associations that speak solely for the family physician, and your membership amplifies the voice of family medicine.

Continuing medical education and professional development

A dedication to lifelong learning was a founding purpose of the Academy, and providing high-quality CME is one of our most important priorities. As a member you have access to meetings, courses, conferences, publications, and resources that will equip you with the latest research and clinical training.

AAFP specializes in developing evidence-based CME targeted for the issues family physicians face in their offices routinely. AAFP offers CME at their annual meeting FMX, live clinical courses, board review courses, and various online opportunities.

Additionally, one of the highest-rated member services is AAFP’s CME reporting. They make it easy to track and forward your CME report anywhere, anytime.

Public health

At both the state and national level, your Academy works to improve the health of your patients and communities. AAFP has developed educational materials for patients that can reinforce your instructions long after they leave your office. Family is your trusted site for easy-to-read, instructive health care materials in English and Spanish. AAFP also provides the latest clinical guidelines and recommendations to help you deliver the best care to your patients and resources, like the EveryONE Project to address social determinants of health.

We’re in it for you, for life

Representing more than 9,000 family physician members, family medicine resident members, and medical student members across the state, TAFP stands strong with you in the mission to improve the health of your patients, families, and communities. You — our members — are our greatest asset and most precious resource, and what we can do together and learn from each other is the greatest member benefit we have to offer. We’re here to support you in your practice and we look forward to serving you.