Our Mission

To empower VAFP members to be physicians who provide high quality, accessible health care, dedicate themselves to the well-being of the people of Virginia, and are guided by the principle that the family physician remain the specialist of choice to guide lifelong health care.

The VAFP Vision

The vision of the VAFP is for Virginia to be the best place for our people to receive their healthcare and for family physicians to practice medicine.

Virginia Academy of Family Physicians

Supporting Virginia's Family Physicians

Continuing Medical Education

The VAFP executes evidence based, high quality Continuing Medical Education programs that are designed by family physicians for family physicians.  As a member, you will have access to easy online CME reporting, tracking, and planning all facilitated for members by the VAFP staff.   Annually, the Academy sponsors two major CME activities plus additional family medicine certification courses and webinars. 

Career Center

The VAFP Career Center is the career hub for physician employment opportunities in Virginia. It is the premier resource for members to explore employment opportunities in Virginia or to recruit for open positions within your practice. The VAFP has discounted member rates for those that want to advertise open positions within the VAFP Career Center.

Resident & Student

Visit the Resident and Student section of the website to learn about leadership opportunities on the state and national levels, specific programming for residents and students at the VAFP CME events as well as the focused Scholarly Symposium for the presentation of research.  The VAFP highly values our resident and student members and continually strives to enhance offerings and services targeted at enhancing the educational journey of family medicine.

Legislative Advocacy

The VAFP advocates on behalf of all members before policymakers, legislators, the media, patient organizations, and allies to represent your interests. The VAFP contracts with a legislative consultant who keeps the Academy apprised of any legislative or regulatory issues that impact your daily practice of medicine.

Membership Benefits

As a member of the VAFP, you will pay dues that are of the lowest in the country for chapters of our size; have leadership opportunities at the state, national, committee and board levels; have access to the VAFP’s dedicated staff to answer your questions; and be provided communications through multiple channels.

Committees

Get involved on a VAFP Committee!  CME/Professional Development – Legislative – Practice Enhancement and Quality – Resident, Student and Faculty – Health of the Public and Science.  Access the Committee Interest section of the website to learn more about the great opportunities to get involved and lead the way for family medicine.

The Future of Family Medicine
Virginia Academy of Family Physicians

What We Do

The VAFP represents over 3,000 family medicine physicians, family medicine residents and medical students and is the largest medical specialty society in the Commonwealth.  As part of its mission, the VAFP strives on behalf of its members to ensure quality, accessible health care, dedicated to the dignity and well-being of all people in Virginia. 

The VAFP monitors both the regulatory and legislative arenas at the state and federal levels as well as sponsors educational programs and other activities of benefit to the members. The Academy focuses its’ efforts on your behalf to continually enhance and improve Membership benefits, promote the specialty of family medicine through Advocacy and Representation, execute evidence based, high quality Continuing Medical Education programs that are designed by family physicians for family physicians and inform members through social media, electronic and print Communication channels.

Virginia Academy of Family Physicians

Upcoming Events

 The VAFP Winter Family Medicine Weekend is held each year and attracts a significant number of family physicians and other healthcare professionals from Virginia and the mid-Atlantic.  This year’s meeting will be held at Wintergreen Resort January 26-29.  Physicians from throughout Virginia gather at this conference to obtain required continuing medical education credits, to network with acquaintances and to learn about the latest developments in products and services.  Exhibitors provide invaluable services to the members by sharing in the educational and resource information roles at the meeting.  The VAFP offers exhibiting organizations various opportunities for sponsorship

Member Benefits

When you join the VAFP you will gain a local support system committed to helping you save time and money while practicing smarter and staying informed. Your membership is not only a commitment to your colleagues and the well-being of your specialty, but more importantly, it is an investment in your career.

  • Advocacy and representation at a state and national level
  • Continuing medical education offerings that are family medicine specific
  • Communications and services to keep you up to date
  • Leadership opportunities at the committee and board levels

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