Students! Six Reasons You Should Join NYSAFP

Title: An introduction for students & residents  What is NYSAFP

Check out the NYSAFP calendar. Contact student NYSAFP leaders at

Join us for a monthly webinar to hear about student updates and opportunities at NYSAFP. Dates and registration at bottom of the page. Webinars occur on the first Tuesday of each month; details and monthly agenda here.

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.

What We Can Do For You:                                                    

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

Upstate  Student Representative -  Veronica Yu
Alt Upstate Student  Representative - Lewis Wong
Downstate Student Representative  -   Kristin Williams
Alt Downstate Student Representative  - Jiayu (Kate) Tian          

How 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 here.  
  • Summer Externships - NYSAFP & AAFP matching externship grants - students wishing to work with a family physicians can apply for a $2000 externship grant in April; award recipients notified in May. Application will be 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! 

Looking for a mentor? To find out more information, click here (Word document).

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

Future webinar registration links & previous webinar recordings- 
Webinars discuss all things student and  resident-related, bring your questions, learn what NYSAFP can do for you. Some months have guided talks about various topics:

August   - "About NYSAFP & Cluster Debrief" recording
September  "The Match, Letters of Recommendations" recording
October  "The Breadth of Family Medicine" recording
November recording
December  recording
February 4  "Family Medicine & Rural Health" - recording
March 3 - "Lobby Day & Government Affairs 101" recording
April 7  "COVID-19 update"recording 
May 5 " COVID-19 update" presentation here and recording here
June 2 " Leadership with the Academy" recording not available
July 7 "Writing you Personal Statements" registration here
August 4
September 1 - Social Justice Issues with Dr. Anita Ravi - login here
October 6 - Acing the Interview - login here
November 3
December 1 - Trivia Night  - login in here