Resident Membership


Resident membership in the MAFP represents an important step in your career. It signifies your decision to identify and associate with the most knowledgeable physicians in an organization dedicated to advancing and representing the specialty of Family Medicine.

The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians is here to support you through residency, as a new physician, and throughout your Family Medicine career. Through conferences, scholarships, and other opportunities, the MAFP helps Family Medicine residents access the resources they need to make their future practices great.

As a member of the MAFP, residents have the opportunity to participate in MAFP activities, network with the family physician community, and receive MAFP publications. In addition, leadership opportunities exist to get involved in the MAFP and the American Academy of Family Physicians through service on the board of directors, and commissions, committees, and forums. By being an Academy leader, you will have a voice and vote on key issues affecting the Family Medicine specialty.

Resident Membership Application

Resident Opportunities

FutureDOX – MAFP’s Newsletter for Residents

September 2022 Issue
August 2022 Issue
March 2022 Issue
January 2022 Issue

September 2021 Issue
January 2021 Issue

MAFP and MAFPF Board of Directors
The MAFP and MAFP Foundation both provide opportunities for the future leaders of family medicine to enhance their education, make connections and gain “real world” experience. Both organizations seek dynamic medical students (4) and residents (4) to serve a 1-year term on the Board of Directors for each organization. Interested students and residents should complete the Student & Resident Board Member Application. The Board of Directors Application and additional required documents must received at MAFP at a predetermined deadline in the Spring. Elections for these board members takes place at the Spring Fling.

MAFP Spring Fling for Students and Residents
The Future in Family Medicine Spring Fling is held each April specifically for medical students and residents.  The conference features procedures, practice topics, panel discussion and the opportunity to network with practicing Mississippi family physicians. Find more information on our Spring Fling page.

Dewitt G. Crawford, MD, Scholarship For Deserving Residents
A generous financial endowment was given to the MAFP Foundation in Dr. Dewitt G. Crawford’s memory by Mrs. Dewitt G. Crawford to fund a scholarship so that a deserving resident can attend the MAFP Annual Meeting each summer.  One Dewitt G. Crawford, MD Scholarship will be awarded each year to a deserving resident who best demonstrates the character qualities of (a) leadership gained through life experience in their job, education, and/or service or volunteer opportunities, and (b) shows a commitment to future involvement as a leader with the MAFP. All completed applications must be submitted to MAFP ( no later than May 1 of each year to be considered. Link to Scholarship Page

Family Medicine Resident National Leadership Positions – Residents can serve in American Academy of Family Physicians leadership positions for a 1-year-term, many beginning in the fall. Some positions are elected and some are appointed.

Family Medicine Cares Resident Service Award
Are you a resident looking for a way to support your idea that addresses an unmet health care need of underserved patients in your community? The Family Medicine Cares Resident Service Award for $16,500 allows first- and second-year Family Medicine residents to design and implement resourceful service projects that address unmet health care needs of the underserved in their local communities.

Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute
AAFP chooses 30 students and residents to participate in year-long leadership training which includes scholarship money, attendance at AAFP National Conference, a family physician mentor and more. Deadline for applications is March 1.

American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference for Students and Residents
Each year, the AAFP hosts a National Conference for Residents and Medical Students to learn more about family medicine, explore residency programs, and connect with potential employers. The event features workshops, musculoskeletal clinics, procedural skills courses, and sessions about applying to residency. The conference is held each July/August in Kansas City, Mo.  MAFPF Conference Travel Application – Up to $1,000

AAFP Leadership Opportunities

Licensing and Certification Organizations

Definition of ABFM, ABMS, and AOA

Family Medicine Residency Programs in Mississippi

Please visit one of our Mississippi’s Family Medicine Residency Program websites to learn more about the clinical experience, academic programs and contact information.

Baptist Memorial Hospital – Desoto Family Medicine Residency (Southaven)

EC HealthNet Family Medicine Residency (Meridian)

Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program (Hattiesburg)

Memorial Hospital Gulfport Family Medicine Residency Program (Gulfport)

Mississippi Delta Family Medicine Residency Program (Greenville)

North MS Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (Tupelo)

University of MS Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (Jackson)

Other Links of Interest to Residents

How to Prepare Your CV
I am a Family Physician (Video)
Physician Contracting & Compensation (PowerPoint PDF)
Advanced Suturing and Wound Repair (PowerPoint PDF)
Family Medicine Clerkship/Preceptor Program
Fellowships- American Academy of Family Physicians
Mississippi Division of Tourism