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Benefits of Being an Academy Member

When you join the American Academy of Family Physicians, you are automatically a member of your state chapter.   

Click here to join online.  View the AAFP member benefits here.

IAFP Members can access the TOXIC: A Black Woman's Story short film here (login required)

Whether in live education meetings or committee teleconferences, IAFP is a place for family medicine physicians to come together. Connections are made, friendships are formed! 

IAFP committees and task forces enable members to participate in the Academy from any place in any stage.  Member Interest Groups (MIGs) connect members on common interests to build on their knowledge, find solutions and work collaboratively to affect changes to help their colleagues and their patients. IAFP is a place for family medicine physicians to look to the future for themselves and for the future of their profession; to share about their past experiences, their current situations and their future hopes for themselves personally and professionally.  

2023 IAFP Highlights


  • IAFP offers the opportunity to stay informed and enlightened on legislative and government relations issues that can and will affect the primary care landscape here in Illinois. We provide tools and connections for those who are empowered to advocate and engage with their elected officials.
  • Every two years our Spring into Action unites members across the career spectrum (student, resident and active physicians) and from around the state in a common advocacy week. Each member can represent IAFP and themselves in conversation with lawmakers on the issues that matter most to them and their community.


  • IAFP Medical Education is high-quality CME developed by family physicians for family physicians on timely topics with relevant clinical and practice management education. Members can access free CME online and live through webinars. The activities offered by IAFP speak directly to the needs of the primary care physician in a true effort to improve the caliber of care they provide to patients.
  • Experience the value of our Annual Meeting, as well as Spring Conferences in the Chicago and central Illinois to provide comprehensive clinical up-to-date CME you can use the very next day.
  • IAFP provides opportunities for members to develop CME and present at our conferences.
  • We are here to keep you on task for recertification and re‐election. 


  • IAFP offers the opportunity for family physicians to be a spokesperson for primary care issues through multiple media outlets facilitated by our communications staff
  • IAFP offers the opportunity to be involved in improving the state healthcare landscape with the possibility of catapulting oneself into a nationally recognized position at AAFP
  • IAFP offers a Foundation whose mission is to enhance the healthcare environment in Illinois by assuring Illinois citizens have access to family physicians' high quality, comprehensive, and affordable care ‐‐‐ by utilizing funding to support community programs, residents, medical students and physicians in Illinois