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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.