Resources for medical students

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Resources for medical students

TAFP Resident and Student Handbook
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.
> TAFP Resident and Student Handbook

AAFP student membership application
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.
> AAFP student membership application

Explore family medicine
Are you interested in being a family doctor? Explore the resources on this page to read more about what family medicine can offer you.
> Explore family medicine

The family medicine section of the AAFP website provides information on training requirements, practice and career options, income and the Future of Family Medicine Project. The Web-based Educational Forum is a multimedia project giving students more information on hot topics within family medicine, Medical Student News, an RSS listing of the latest news for medical students, and AAFP FMIG Facebook page.
> AAFP Virtual FMIG
> Web-based Educational Forum

FMIG Networks on Facebook
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. Join us on Facebook at or to share best practices and connect with your peers across the state and country.
> Texas FMIG Network
> National FMIG Network

Responses to Medical Students’ Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine
Published in the July 2007 edition of American Family Physician, this article provides answers to many questions med students have about the specialty of family medicine such as “Why is family medicine important?” “What career opportunities will be available to me as a family physician?” and “What elements of family medicine are most rewarding?”.
> FAQs about family medicine

Obstetrics or rural mentors
Interested in learning more about family medicine obstetrics or rural practices? Contact Juleah Williams at if interested in finding an OB or rural family physician mentor.