Resident members of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) are vital to the mission of promoting the specialty of family medicine.

Georgia Family Medicine Residency Programs

Family Medicine Residents Benefits of Membership

  • Georgia Public Health Lectures Developed for Family Medicine Residents
  • Leadership Opportunities – Board of Directors, Committees, Georgia Healthy Family Alliance Foundation
  • Legal Start Up Kit for Residents Starting their Own Practice
  • Employment Contract Review for Residents
  • Discounted CME opportunities – online and around the state
  • Networking opportunities with your peers and family physician leaders
  • Make Connections – National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students
  • Member Interest Groups
  • Stay up to date – podcasts, state, and national information! 
  • Community and Urgent Needs Grants Available from Alliance Foundation
  • Fellowship Opportunities Search
  • Advancing from Residency to Vibrant Practice – AAFP exclusive content

Key Information for Georgia’s Family Medicine Residents

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors has established a program which allows all GAFP resident members to have their employment contracts reviewed by attorneys from Southern Health Lawyers, LLC, under the direction of Rich Sanders, the firm’s founder and partner.

The benefit is specifically designed for GAFP residents who intend to remain in Georgia upon graduation from their 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 Southern Health Lawyers.

To be eligible:

  • You must be a current member of the AAFP/GAFP.
  • You must be enrolled as a PGY3 in training at a Georgia family medicine residency program.
  • You must contact Jeff Mustari, Partner with Southern Health Lawyers directly at (404) 806-5575 and the firm’s executive assistant at

If you have questions about this benefit, please contact Ali Bohannon, Manager of Membership & Industry Engagement  (and lead staff liaison for GAFP Residents) at  (404) 321-7445 or