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


Resources to Managing Medical School Debt

Georgia’s Medical School Loan Repayment Program

2019 Resident Board of Directors Nomination Form

Member Benefit – Employment Contract Review for Residents

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors is launching a program which allows all GAFP resident members to have their employment contracts reviewed by an attorney from The Sanders Law Firm, P.C. (  The benefit is especially important for GAFP residents who intend to remain in Georgia upon graduation from their respective 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 The Sanders Law Firm, P.C.

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 The Sanders Law Firm P.C. directly (it maintains a list of GAFP Resident members):

Phone: (404) 806-5575

Mr. Sanders has been working with the Alabama Chapter of the AAFP for many years on a similar project and has over eighteen years of experience reviewing employment agreements between physicians and their employers.

Richard D. 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 a AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell™.

Rich currently serves on the adjunct faculty at Emory University and teaches courses in business and regulatory law. In 2004, he was awarded Professor of the Year. Rich is a former intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, where he worked with an Atlanta-based unit supporting the U.S. Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy.  He and his wife Rebekah live in Buckhead and have three children: James (2000), William (2002) and Caroline (2005). They are members of the Cathedral of St. Philip Episcopal Church in Atlanta, and he is an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church.

Richard D. Sanders, Esq.

The Sanders Law Firm, P.C.
7 Piedmont Center, Suite 300
3525 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
(404) 364-1819
(866) 871-2238 Fax

Education & Events

2018 American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students
Kansas City, MO  |  Thursday, August 2 – Saturday, August 4, 2018

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!