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CAFP offers many resources for students to explore the specialty of family medicine. Students can attend our annual Family Medicine Summit for Students and Residents and Family Medicine Interest Group events, get involved with family medicine organizations and programs, consider participating in our Preceptorship Program, and find mentors and network through state and national academy involvement.


Be the Doctor You Wrote About in Your Personal Statement
If this is your first time exploring here, welcome! We’re thrilled that you are interested in learning about family medicine. Whether you’re a high school student, medical student, or a patient, you can click here to learn more about the specialty.

Practice Profiles in Family Medicine
Rural, urban, or underserved populations, all are served by family physicians. Family physicians are located at community health centers, in private practice, and in Patient Centered Medical Homes. Read more about the opportunities available to you as a family physician.

View Early Career Physician Toolkit


Researching Residency Profiles
Interested in family medicine residency programs? Click here for some personal insight into family medicine residency programs in California.

Download Residency Profiles PDF


Ready to Jump In?
If you’re a medical student ready to jump in to family medicine, click here to reach out to the Family Medicine Interest Group at your medical schools. For more information, please contact our student, resident & social media manager, Cody Mitcheltree: