Breakdown by Member Type
Thank you for your support GAFP Members!
April was once again a very busy time for membership for your GAFP staff and Membership Committee! May 1 is the deadline for paying 2016 dues (or signing up for the installment plan) and reporting CME, so we were busy reaching out to make sure that all members stay current. Again this year, staff tried new ways to reach out to members, targeting specific member segments and even texting those for which their cell was primary. The Membership Committee joined in and reached out to our new physicians via emails and phone calls. We thank all of you for responding to these emails, texts, letters, faxes and phone calls.
GAFP member numbers ended up strong with a total of 2,963 members, which was a gain of 3% in our membership, or 66 members. This continues to be about a 94 percent market penetration in our state of all family physicians that are eligible to be a member.
In comparison, membership in other states is interesting to note. The North Carolina Chapter has about 3,900 members, 2,500 of them being active physicians. South Carolina has approximately 1,875 members and 1,250 of them are categorized as active. Across the country, while Texas has about 8,800 members, only approximately 57 percent (or 5000) of the eligible family physicians are members of their state academy.
Membership in the AAFP overall is at 124,900, a 3.3% increase over last year with the Academy continuing to be the second largest subspecialty physician membership organization in the United States, trailing only the American College of Physicians.
Thanks to all of you for your membership and the tireless work that you do in keeping your Academy strong!
If you would like to discuss anything membership related, please contact our Chief Operating Officer, Alesa McArthur, at the GAFP office, (800) 392-3841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.