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Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is the state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States, with more than 103,000 members. The MAFP represents over 3,100 members, making it the largest physician specialty group in Minnesota. The WAFP is governed by a 26-member board of directors.

The MAFP promotes the specialty of family medicine in Minnesota and supports family physicians as they provide high quality, comprehensive and continuous medical care for patients of all ages.

Family Medicine

More patients are seen by family physicians than any other specialty. Family physicians devote their careers to advocating for their patients’ needs and taking responsibility for their long-term care, developing long lasting relationships. Family physicians:

  • Serve as the entry point for most of a patient’s health care needs
  • Can diagnose and treat 85% of all ailments
  • Coordinate the best possible care when other specialists are needed, including the consultants, health services and community resources.

The AAFP and MAFP require Active members to complete 150 hours of approved continuing medical education (CME) every three years to maintain their membership status. Family physicians are also required by the American Board of Family Medicine to pass a comprehensive certification exam every seven years.

MAFP Member Statistics (Jan 2017)

  • 3,171 members strong:
    • 2,182 active
    • 368 students
    • 241 residents
    • 359 life
    • 19 inactive
    • 2 supporting
  • 81% practice in metropolitan settings
  • 14% practice in non-metropolitan settings
  • 77% are employed
  • 56% men 43% women
  • 49.5 average member age, including life members (retirees)

MAFP Membership Contact

Tara Owens, Member Engagement Director

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