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What is NYSAFP?

NYSAFP Mission Statement
Guided by principles of inclusivity and community, the NYSAFP empowers family physicians, residents, and students to lead through advocacy, education, and mentorship to improve the lives of our members and our patients.

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AAFP membership is unified, which Image links to the AAFP to renew membership. Text on image reads Renew Your Membership. Quickly and easily pay your membership dues online. Pay Dues. View My Account. means that members are required to belong to the national AAFP and to their appropriate chapter. Becoming a member with the AAFP, automatically makes you a member at NYSAFP! (Student membership is free, IMG membership is only at the National level.)

Two members from each AAFP chapter serve as delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates, which is the organization’s policy-making body. AAFP members can submit  resolutions requesting that their chapter or national organization take action on issues that they would like to see addressed.
      NYSAFP Membership provides:

Advancing our Specialty, Saving Members Time, Maximizing Values of our Dues
  • Representation at the AAFP
  • Representation of the local county chapters at the NYSAFP Congress of Delegates.
  • Promotion of Family Medicine in the Medical Schools and support of student programs.
  • Support of Family Medicine Residency & Fellowship Training Programs.
  • Representation of Family Medicine in the Federal & State legislatures and policy makers through the PAC.

Saving Members Time

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  • Hosting of relevant and interactive CME workshops – See Calendar
  • Hosting of ALSO Instructor and Provider courses
  • Opportunity to interact with fellow Family Physicians throughout the state.
  • Reliable source of relevant and current events
  • Weekly e-NewsBrief  
  • Quarterly peer reviewed journal – Family Doctor 
  • Timely access to current events of academy via social media (NYSAFP Facebook | NYSAFP Twitter)

Maximizing the Values of our Dues
  • Sponsorship of students and residents to academy meetings (Winter Weekend, Regional Family Medicine) and the Congress of Delegates
  • Cultivation of the next generation of family physicians by offering scholarships and awards to pre-medical students, medical students, and residents to participate in family medicine conferences and programs.
  • Support of Residents and New Physicians in development of leadership skills and practice opportunities

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Lawrence F. Kobak, Esq., Senior Counsel Frier Levitt charges $400 to review each contract and up to an hour consultation (phone, 516—410-2835​ or in person) with members. (This does not include actual contract drafting or personal negotiation).

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