Stay Informed

Getting the information you need (when and how you want it) about state and national happenings impacting the practice of family medicine, advocacy and government relations, opportunities for earning CME credits, leadership positions, member news, networking events, career advancement, and resources are benefits of MAFP membership. We communicate need-to-know information via our Michigan Family Physician Update e-newsletter, Michigan Family Physician magazine, and social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn).

Make Connections

Networking—the process of making connections and building relationships—is a key benefit of MAFP membership for which there is no price tag. Through networking you can gain advice, contacts, mentors, support, and career advancement insight. Plus, since AAFP and MAFP membership is unified, establishing connections locally and nationally is made easy. The Academy offers virtual and in-person networking opportunities through events, webinars, and member interest groups.

Featured Member

Member of the Month 

New in 2024! MAFP is introducing a fresh format for our Member of the Month series by extending our submission period from monthly to quarterly. Our program will continue to recognize members for their unique contributions to family medicine. If you want to be featured, click the button below and respond to our 12-question survey. MAFP will contact selected members. Questions? Email [email protected].  MAFP's Member of the Month feature showcases the breadth, depth, and versatility of the family medicine specialty. Did you know…

  • 82% of family physicians routinely perform procedures in the outpatient setting
  • 48% care for patients in hospital settings
  • 18% provide obstetrics care
  • 77% practice geriatric medicine
  • 39% work in sports medicine
  • 74% care for infants and children
  • 82% manage chronic conditions
  • 31% focus on hospice/palliative care


Get Involved

From volunteer leadership positions and advocacy speak-out opportunities, to CME presentations and resolution submissions, there are many ways for members to get involved in MAFP to make a difference for your profession, practice, and patients. Explore the Physician, Resident, and Student sections to find your perfect fit. Members, be sure to login to access member-only areas of the website and discounted pricing on events and on-demand education.

Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day 2025 is taking place on March 18, 2025. 

Each year, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians and Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians invite family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students to downtown Lansing in early spring to advocate for family medicine. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and a morning advocacy seminar, followed by meetings with state legislators and their staff to discuss and share personal experiences related to legislative and policy issues impacting access to primary care, the family medicine practice environment, and the patient-physician relationship. 

Collectively, MAFP and MAOFP represent more than 4,500 family physicians and family physicians-in-training across the state.

Advocacy Day is held annually during Michigan Family Medicine Week