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About ADFM

We provide Vision, Voice, and Leadership in Family Medicine

ADFM is comprised of the Chairs (ADFM Members) and Senior Administrators (ADFM Associate Members) of Departments of Family Medicine. Our current members represent 150 Departments of Family Medicine and we continue to grow Our Annual Winter Meeting, held each February, attracts over 200 institutional leaders within larger Academic Medical Centers who are leading innovations in clinical care delivery, education of medical students, training of residents, and conduct of research.


The Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) is the organization of departments of family medicine and is devoted to transforming care, education, and research to promote health equity and improve the health of the nation.


Departments of Family Medicine will lead transformation of medical education, research, and health care to improve the health of the nation.


  • Excellence: We pursue the highest goals and accept responsibilities required to achieve our best performance.
  • Integrity: We commit to honesty, truthfulness and authenticity in our relationships and activities.
  • Inclusion: We promote diversity and convey a sense of belonging, respect and value for all persons.
  • Respect: We nurture free and open discourse, listen to ideas, and value diverse perspectives.
  • Compassion: We commit to keeping the patient as the central focus.

View the ADFM 2015-2018 Strategic Plan

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