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Enhance your residency experience with the latest medical news, expert advice, and tools to help you prepare for a career in family medicine. Your Academy is here for you.

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Conferences you should know about

The TAFP Foundation provides travel funding for family medicine residents to attend some Academy meetings. Some of this funding is designated for TAFP resident leaders through scholarships, listed here. For more information, contact Juleah Williams at or by phone at (512) 329-8666 ext. 135.

Annual Chapter Leader Forum and National Conference of Constituency Leaders
April 18 – 20, 2024 | Kansas City, Missouri

ACLF is AAFP’s leadership development program for chapter leaders. NCCL is the AAFP’s forum to address member issues specific to women, minorities, new physicians, international medical graduates, and LGBTQA physicians. TAFP supports the travel of 12 members to NCCL: two representatives for each member constituency, one minority physician, and one third-year resident physician.

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AAFP’s National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students
August 1 – 3, 2024 | Kansas City, Missouri

National Conference is the must-attend event of the year for students and residents. The event will continue to provide a valuable opportunity for attendees to learn, network and interact with exhibitors, many of which are residency programs. TAFP Foundation supports the Resident Delegate and Alternate Delegate to attend National Conference.


TAFP Student and Resident Summit
August 23 – 24, 2024 | Grapevine, Texas

The first-ever TAFP Student and Resident Summit promises to be a unique and innovative event that brings together family medicine residents and students. It will offer attendees an opportunity to connect with peers, participate in a residency and job fair, gain new insights and knowledge, and explore current topics in family medicine.

The TAFP Foundation will offer travel funding for one resident from each Texas family medicine residency program and three students from each Texas medical school. For more information, contact Juleah Williams at or by phone at (512) 329-8666 ext. 135.


TAFP’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit
November 7 – 10, 2024 | The Woodlands, Texas

Travel funding is offered to ASPCS for participants in the poster competition (one person per poster), TAFP resident and student leaders, and scholarship recipients. If you fall into any of these categories and plan to attend the conference, please reach out to Juleah Williams at for further assistance.


Resources for family medicine residents

Family medicine resident scholarships

The TAFP Foundation and its donors generously support family medicine residents through several scholarships.

TAFP Resident Leadership Experience

Are you ready to gain the skills you need to enhance your leadership? Apply for the TAFP Resident Leadership Experience.

TAFP Resident and Student Handbook

There are many ways to supplement your medical training, enhance your education, and develop leadership skills through TAFP. If you are interested in serving as a medical student officer, download this PDF to learn more about officer positions and their duties.

Texas Family Medicine Scholars Program

First-year residents can apply for this multi-year program that includes generous financial support and leadership development to one resident each year.

Timeline for licensure procurement

Securing a Texas medical license can be a confusing and frustrating process, particularly for international medical graduates. The Texas Medical Board recommends that IMGs apply six months before the end of their required training, in the middle of their PGY2 year, to allow time to acquire all supporting documents (with the exception of completion of the required training). Then, the TMB only needs confirmation of completion of PGY2 and they can be licensed. Applicants are encouraged to take the jurisprudence exam soon after they apply, as they must pass before a licensing analyst will be assigned to evaluate the contents of their applications and documents.

Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program

The Physician Education Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment funds to physicians who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area for at least four years. Participating physicians must provide health care services to recipients enrolled in Medicaid and the Texas Children’s Health Insurance Program.

TAFP Research Poster Competition

Sponsored by the TAFP Foundation and the Council on Health of the Public, TAFP’s annual poster competition provides a showcase for the research of family medicine students, residents, and community physicians. The competition occurs in conjunction with TAFP’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit. Exhibits are designed to demonstrate a specific research activity, evidence-based review, or case report (students only), with an emphasis on practice-based research.

TAFP Career Center

The TAFP Career Center is your home for family medicine careers. Search for new opportunities or post positions to find the perfect family doctor for your practice.

Cancer Rotation Program

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center would like to invite all second- and third-year family medicine residents from accredited programs to participate in a four-week cancer rotation at their facility in Houston, Texas.

Texas residency programs

Family medicine can offer you a vital and satisfying career, and the many residency training programs in Texas can help you attain this career goal. Explore our list of Texas family medicine residency programs by region to find a program that meets your needs.

Information for residency coordinators

TAFP is here for you. Without dedicated and knowledgeable clerkship coordinators there would be fewer medical students selecting family medicine careers. We have compiled a few resources to assist you.