Students & Residents

Value of Membership


Practicing family medicine can be overwhelming without support from like-minded peers, especially in the first few years after residency. Watch this video with your fellow residents and see how the value of membership in the AAFP—the only professional society dedicated to family medicine, is beneficial to you.


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Florida Residency Programs

If you are looking for the skills and resources to help you excel in the field of family medicine, the FAFP and Florida’s Family Medicine Residency Programs will provide you with the growth, experience, and opportunities to begin your career as a family physician. Florida is the premier destination for family medicine.  Not only are Florida’s Family Medicine Residency Programs some of the best in the country; Florida provides the optimal environment in which to live and work. As the home of nationally renowned sports teams, theme parks, beaches and weather, completing your residency in Florida is a true prescription for paradise. Additionally, by being an FAFP member, you will not only have increased opportunities to learn and network with physicians from across the state, you will also have access to numerous online resources and tools that will prepare you for a future in family medicine. If you are a student interested in doing your residency in Florida or are currently a resident in Florida, becoming a member of the FAFP will open doors to your future in family medicine.

2020-2021 Resident Directors

Shawn Hamm, DO

Resident President

Jacksonville, FL


John D. Adame, DO

Resident Vice President

Belle Glade, FL


Tisha Van Pelt, MD

Resident Secretary/Treasurer

Melbourne, FL

2020 Student Directors

Christine Adams

Florida Atlantic University COM

Boca Raton, FL

Jorge Diaz

Florida International University COM

Miami, FL


Jason Rivera

Florida State University COM

Tallahassee, FL

Grace Benmhend

University of South Florida COM

Tampa, FL

Steven Brodar

University of Miami COM

Miami, FL

John Bocinsky

University of Florida COM

Gainesville, FL

Susana Soto

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

Kaitlyn Kilpatrick

Lake Erie College of Medicine

Bradenton, FL


Areesha Ahmad

Lake Erie College of Medicine

Bradenton, FL


Are You Paying it Forward?


The FAFP Foundation recently started the Paying it Forward program to help Florida Family Medical Residency programs send more residents to FAFP meetings in hopes of making a lasting connection.  Whether you graduated from a Florida program or not, all FAFP members are highly encouraged to donate to the Paying it Forward campaign in the spirit of keeping our residents here in the Sunshine State.  Best part?  It's a tax-deductible donation that can be given by CLICKING HERE.


Tar Wars

Tar Wars is a tobacco-free education program for fourth and fifth grade students to help fight against tobacco use.  This program helps educate and provides awareness of harmful effects of tobacco with the intention of preventing a future smoker.  Presentation material with activities have been designed by the American Academy of Family Physicians and this information may be found clicking here.


If you would like to help prevent tobacco use in your area, please contact your FAFP at (904) 726-0944. 


Click here for free resources to support a healthy tobacco-free community.


Contact Us!

For questions regarding our website or the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, please contact us below or click here.

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Jacksonville, FL 32258
(800) 223-3237 (Phone)
(904) 726-0944 (Local)
(904) 726-0923 (Fax)


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