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Maryland Academy of Family Physicians

Maryland Academy of Family Physicians

Maryland’s largest organization dedicated to the advancement of Family Medicine

The Maryland Academy of Family Physicians is the largest professional medical specialty society in Maryland. Its 1500+ members are practicing family physicians, family physicians in training and medical students.

The MDAFP promotes the science and art of Family Medicine and works toward providing Marylanders with well-trained family physicians who render the highest quality care for their patients. The Academy provides advocacy, representation and leadership for the specialty of family practice.

Become an AAFP/MDAFP member today!

Welcome to Maryland Academy of Family Physicians

Upcoming MDAFP & KSA Events

Pathways to Family Medicine

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Online via Zoom

Family Medicine Advocacy Day

Thursday, February 9th, 2023

Historic Inns of Annapolis Governor Calvert House

latest news

News and noteworthy information about Maryland Academy of Family Physicians and Family Medicine.

November 03, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine: Novavax Booster Authorized

On October 19, the FDA amended the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted emergency use authorization to authorize the use of a first booster dose for patients 18 years and older:


November 02, 2022

Press release Biden-Harris Administration Strengthens Medicare with Finalized Policies to Simplify Enrollment and Expand Access to Coverage

Final rule creates Special Enrollment Periods and reduces gaps in Medicare coverage, and improves administration of the Medicare Savings Programs.


October 31, 2022

COVID-19 Updated Booster Vaccines Covered Without Cost-Sharing for Eligible Children Ages 5–11

The CDC recently expanded the use of updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5 through 11 years.


October 31, 2022

Protect Your Patients in October: Give Them a Flu Shot & COVID-19 Vaccine

Encourage your patients to get a flu shot and updated COVID-19 vaccine by the end of October — your recommendation makes a difference.


October 13, 2022

Help Detect Breast Cancer Early

Almost 99% of women diagnosed with breast cancer at the earliest stage live for 5 years or more.


October 10, 2022

A New Exam Option for Board Certification

Family physicians now have a new pathway to renew their board certification — a “longitudinal” assessment versus the high-stakes, one-day exam.


August 01, 2022

What the SCOTUS Decision Means for Maryland

You likely know that the US Supreme Court made the decision to strike down longstanding abortion protections afforded by Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. This does not change Maryland laws.


January 07, 2022

Building Bridges To Better Health: A Primary Health Care Challenge

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the launch of the Building Bridges to Better Health: A Primary Health Care Challenge.


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MDAFP Member App

We are pleased to announce a new members only feature – the MDAFP Member App!

Resources will now be available at your fingertips as easily and accessibly as possible.

This new tool is design specifically with you, a MDAFP member, in mind so you can engage with the Academy and each other with relevant content, networking, resources and exclusive member events.

Download Today to Start Using these Tools Wherever You Go!

MDAFP Member App
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Learn about AAFP membership and all the tools at your disposal

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Students

Explore family medicine with a free student membership

You already know the journey you’re on will be worth it, but it doesn’t hurt to have a community to lean on while you're a medical student.

Join the thousands of members who have gone before you in networking, learning, and growing as physicians together when you become part of the (AAFP).

Residents

Get More from Your Family Medicine Residency with the AAFP

As a family medicine resident, you'll experience the widest scope of medicine—and we're here to support you along the way.

Surround yourself with people who understand what it means to be a family physician. You'll find exactly that at the AAFP. So, what are you waiting for? Join Today!

Physicians

You won’t find another organization that gets how hard you work

You and your fellow family medicine physicians work hard. Your patients count on you to give them the best care, and you spend countless hours taking care of everything else it takes to be a great doctor.

As a member, not only will you help advance this important specialty, but you’ll also have exclusive access to our CME.

Get Involved!

We embrace and value the exchange of ideas, diverse views and information based decision-making

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Improving Family Medicine in Maryland

Key Contact

Are you interested in influencing the policy process and improving Family Medicine in Maryland?

A Key Contact is an individual who either has a pre-established relationship with an elected representative, or is willing to work to establish such a relationship.


You will volunteer to be a resource on health policy issues to your elected representative – and becoming a trusted, credible source of such information.

Fighting for FM

Find out what the MDAFP is doing to protect and promote the specialty of family medicine

Be your own Advocate and join your physician colleagues!  A primary objective of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians is to advocate for family medicine as the cornerstone of our health care system.


Family medicine is a worthy fight. Lend your voice to the issues most important to you as a family physician with the AAFP’s Speak Out tool, and access toolkits to help you affect change in your area.

Be part of something bigger

The Maryland Academy of Family Physicians Foundation