Resident physicians are the future of family medicine in Tennessee and across the U.S. TNAFP supports residents along their path to practice by giving them a way to plug in to a community of their peers, network with more experienced physicians in the specialty, and get exposed to the world of family medicine outside of their training or practice environments.

Get involved early to jumpstart your career in family medicine and make valuable connections that will propel you in practice.

Ways to Get Involved

  • Promote your medical research – Submit your best clinical research project to TNAFP to be evaluated by a panel of physicians and potentially featured at the TNAFP Annual Scientific Assembly. A small number of winners each year are invited to present or display their work at the conference, and TNAFP offers a stipend to cover travel costs.
  • Attend the AAFP National Conference – The annual event in Kansas City, where AAFP is headquartered, is specifically designed for medical students and residents to learn more about the specialty, connect with peers from across the country and get engaged in the national Academy.
  • Serve in a state leadership position – Volunteer to serve on a TNAFP committee or apply to be elected to the resident position on the TNAFP Board of Directors to learn how the state chapter operates and identify areas of specific interest to you.
  • Tap into CME resources – Attend a live or virtual education program to expand your clinical knowledge, broaden your skill set and get better prepared for post-residency practice. TNAFP offers discounted rates for residents to participate in live and virtual programs including the Annual Scientific Assembly and Practice Enhancement Seminar.
  • Represent the state in a national leadership position – Represent Tennessee residents on an AAFP Commission, Board or other national group with seats designated for residents. Learn more about AAFP leadership opportunities and resources for residents.
  • Get involved in advocacy – Shadow the TNAFP Doctor of the Day in the Tennessee General Assembly. Call, write or visit your legislators to help lobby an important healthcare issue. Find a champion in the legislature to sponsor a bill to improve family medicine in Tennessee. Submit an opinion piece to your local newspaper or online media outlet. There are a number of ways to get involved and become an effective physician advocate, and TNAFP can help.
  • Submit a column for Tennessee Family Physician – Help raise awareness about an emerging healthcare topic or promote an issue that is important to residents by writing a column in the Academy’s quarterly journal.

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Karen Baird
Director of Member Services