Who We Are: The NYSAFP is the New York State chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). We are physicians, residents, and students who are dedicated to promoting the field of family medicine and to improving the health of patients, families and communities through education and advocacy.
Students! Six Reasons You Should Join NYSAFP

What is NYSAFP?


What Else We Can Do For You:                                                    

  • Leadership Opportunities withing NYSAFP
  • Local and regional networking opportunities
  • Find a family physician mentor (see above)
  • Advocate for family medicine & our patients
  • Scholarship opportunities to attend conferences (see below)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Click here to download "What is NYSAFP"            

 Join us for student monthly discussions - 
Students meet the first Tuesday of each month at 8 pm to discuss all things student-related.  These  informal meetings are open to all NYSAFP students. Bring your questions, learn what NYSAFP can do for you, and gain a greater understaning of family medicine opportunities. Previous months' topics included: The Match and Letters of Reccomendations, The Breadth of Family Medicine, Lobby Day & Advocacy Activities, Social Justice Issues, Acing the Interview, and more!

Upcoming dates & topics:
All NYSAFP students are welcome to join via the Zoom link - Tuesdays, 8 pm
Please email your student representatives for the link!
Click here for recordings

Looking for a mentor? To find out more information, complete the application here (Word document). This is a great opportunity to connect with and learn from Family Doctors. 
What students are saying....

"Dr. ... has been instrumental in shaping my view and interest in working with those experiencing homelessness. I certainly would not have had a strong ERAS application and be able to articulate my passions within Family Medicine without her advice and support. I really am so grateful for connecting us!"

Leadership Opportunities for 2021- 2022
Dear Future Physicians! 
Do you have a passion for primary care and/or Family Medicine? Do you wish to make a difference in your community through advocacy and policy making? 
If so, the New York State Academy is looking for bright and passionate students like you to serve on our upcoming student board for 2021-2022!  
We highly value our student voices and would love your participation! Please find the link attached below 

Contact your student representatives!
Upstate  Student Representative - Hannah  Kristiana at
Alt Upstate Student  Representative - Sarah Theiner at
Downstate Student Representative  -   Jessica Edwards at 
Alt Downstate Student Representative  - Nikita Gupta at          

Check out the NYSAFP calendar. Contact student NYSAFP leaders at

Other Way to  Get Involved:
  • Sign up - Join AAFP for FREE and automatically become NYSAFP member 
  • Join us at our next event! For more info view our calendar. 
  • Join a commission (Advocacy, Education, Leadership, Public Health, Operations, & Membership), email for more information. Commission solicitation in March.
  • Join the NYSAFP board or serve as a Delegate – elections held in March. Email for more information​.
  • Upstate Student Representative to the Board & Alternate (elected)
  • Downstate Student Representative to the Board & Alternate (elected)
  • Upstate Student Delegate to NYSAFP & Alternate (elected)
  • Downstate Student Delegate to NYSAFP & Alternate (elected)
  • Student Member of Reference Committee on Operations (appointed)
  • Student Member of Reference Committee on Policy (appointed)
  • Follow us on Twitter & join our FB page: New York FMIG Network
Funding Opportunities:
NYSAFP offers scholarships that promote education in family medicine. 
  • National Conference - scholarships are awarded to residents and students wishing to attend the AAFP NC in August.   To read what previous attendees thought of the conference, click hereClick here to apply for the 2022 conference!
  • Summer Externships - NYSAFP & AAFP matching externship grants - students wishing to work with a family physicians can apply for an externship grant in April; award recipients notified in May. Application is here.
  • Conference Schorships - Scholarships to attend annual CME event, Winter Weekend. Applications are  available here in August, recipients will be notified in November.

Summary of 2012-2021 student positions and leadership positions here!

More Resources:

List of NY Residency Programs
Albany Medical FMRP
Arnot Family Medicine Residency - Arnot Ogden Medical Center 
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center FMR
Brooklyn Hospital Family Medicine Residency 
Ellis Medicine FMRP
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Program 
Institute for Family Health Harlem Residency in Family Medicine
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine FMR
Institute for Family Health Mid-Hudson FMRP
Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine Program 
Mount Sinai Downtown Residency in Urban Family Medicine
NY Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium (NYCOMEC) Program 
NY Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium (NYCOMEC)/Nassau Universty Program 
NY Medical College at St Joseph's FMRP
NY Presbyterian - Columbia FMRP
NYCOM/Sisters of Charity Hosp - FMR
NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn 
Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital Inc. Program 
Rochester General Hospital Program 
Samaritan Medical Center FMR
South Nassau Communities Family Medicine 
MVHS/St Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program Utica
St Joseph's Hospital FMR
SUNY/Buffalo FMP
SUNY/Buffalo Rural FMR
SUNY/Health Science Center Family Medicine 
SUNY/Stony Brook Medicine/Southampton Hospital FMRP 
UHS - Wilson Medical Center - Johnson City 
University of Rochester/Highland Hospital FMRP
University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital FMRP 
Zucker SOM at Hofstra/Northwell – Glen Cove Hospital FMRP
Zucker SOM at Hofstra/Northwell – Peconic Bay Medical Center FMRP
Zucker SOM at Hofstra/Northwell - Phelps Hospital Program
Zucker SOM at Hofstra/Northwell – Plainview Hospital FMRP
Zucker SOM at Hofstra/Northwell – Southside Hospital FMRP