Resident members of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) are vital to the mission of promoting the specialty of family medicine by participating in leadership and committee roles.

Georgia Family Medicine Residency Programs and Annual Reports

Opportunities and Benefits 

NEW! Call for Abstracts – GAFP Virtual Journal Club Click here to view the requirements

NEW! Are You Interested in Starting Your Own Practice? Do You Need Help Making Your Dream of Practice Ownership Come True?

GAFP’s Independent Practice Legal Service Start Up Kit Now Available to Recent and Future Family Medicine Resident Graduates.

Legal Assistance Resident Practice Start Up Kit

Resources to Managing Medical School Debt

Georgia’s Medical School Loan Repayment Program

2020-2021 Resident Board of Directors Nomination Form 

Employment Contract Review for Residents

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors has established a program which allows all GAFP resident members to have their employment contracts reviewed by attorneys from Southern Health Lawyers, LLC (, under the direction of Rich Sanders, the firm’s founder and partner. The benefit is specifically designed for GAFP residents who intend to remain in Georgia upon graduation from their residency programs: GAFP will pay for the legal review of the contract! If the resident has made the (unfortunate) decision to leave Georgia, GAFP has negotiated a reduced rate that the resident can pay directly to Southern Health Lawyers.

To be eligible:

  1. You must be a current member of the AAFP/GAFP.
  2. You must be enrolled as a PGY3 in training at a Georgia family medicine residency program.
  3. You must contact Rich Sanders with Southern Health Lawyers directly at (404) 806-5575 /

Mr. Rich Sanders has over twenty years of experience reviewing employment agreements between physicians and their employers. He has worked with the Georgia Academy for several years, offering this service to our resident members.

Mr. Sanders represents a variety of healthcare providers on a broad range of issues, including business transactions, fraud and abuse compliance (Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark), Certificate of Need (CON) issues, medical staff credentialing, Medicare reimbursement, antitrust policy, and legislative activities. He also assists providers in their relationships with federal and state regulatory agencies. After graduating from Duke University in 1992 with a double-major in political science and history, Rich earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Emory University School of Law in 1996. In 2013, Rich was rated as a “Top Rated Lawyer in HealthCare Law” and has an AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell™.

If you have questions about this benefit, please contact Angela Flanigan, Chief Operating Officer, at (404) 321-7445 or

Education & Events

2020 American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students
Kansas City, MO  | Thursday, July 30 – Saturday, August 1, 2020

Check back here and on the AAFP website often for more details!

Apply NOW for a Scholarship from the AAFP to Attend the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students

The AAFP is now accepting applications for scholarships for student and resident members to attend the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. There are 5 different scholarships available as well as an additional scholarship opportunity from the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute. Applicants must be members of the AAFP and may only apply for one scholarship annually. If you have previously received a scholarship, you may not apply for the same one. The scholarships are for $600 which is meant to reduce out-of-pocket expenses. The available scholarships are listed below and will link you to the AAFP website for more information. This is a wonderful opportunity for residents to make connections and explore post-residency opportunities and to participate in some fantastic educational programming about transitioning into practice!

The 2020 National Conference Family Medicine Leads scholarship application will be available in January.

  • First-time Student Attendee Award Application: Deadline is May 1, 2020

  • Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Leadership Scholarship Program Application: Deadline is May 1, 2020

  • Minority Scholarship Program for Residents and Medical Students Application: Deadline is May 1, 2020

  • Community Outreach Awards Application:Deadline is May 1, 2020

  • Tomorrow’s Leader Award Application: Deadline is May 1, 2020

  • Additional Opportunity: Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Application: Deadline is May 1, 2020