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Membership

ADFM Membership

The Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) is the organization of departments of family medicine.

For questions or further information about joining ADFM contact Priscilla Noland at 1-800-274-7928 ext. 5410 or by email at pnoland@adfm.org


Regular Membership


The member of ADFM is the department, represented by the Department Chair (who acts as the voting member or designates a proxy).
The Senior Department Administrator is eligible to participate in the organization as designated and sponsored by the Chair.

There is much value in both the Chair and Senior Administrator of member Departments participating in ADFM; Chairs are strongly encouraged to have their Senior Administrator join with them. 

Benefits of membership:

  • Participation on the Chairs’ or Administrators' listserve
  • Attendance at ADFM Annual Winter meeting
  • Access to ADFM programming (see Programs)
  • Access to the member-only resources on the ADFM website

Fees:
Chair only -- $1394/year
Chair + administrator -- $1703/year

Renewals

Membership renewal is available online (login required).

If you'd rather print and mail your renewal or if you have any changes, go here.

New members
Interested in joining ADFM as a new departmental member?
Download the application here and submit to Priscilla Noland at pnoland@adfm.org


**NEW** Associate Membership


ADFM has a new Associate Membership category for individuals.

Individuals currently eligible for Associate Membership include:
  • Division Chief of Family Medicine
  • Vice Chair in a Department of Family Medicine
  • Former Family Medicine Department Chair now with Emeritus status
  • Additional Department Administrators
Individuals must be nominated by their respective ADFM Chair or Senior Administrator (if additional administrator member).
Associate Member status is not offered and will be withdrawn if there is supervision of a chair (or administrator) in a reporting relationship (eg. Dean supervision of a Chair)

Benefits of Associate Membership:

  • Chairs’ list-serve access (or Administrators’ list-serve access)
  • Attendance at Winter meetings without going through a Chair- or Administrator- nomination process
  • Member-only website access
  • Access to email lists of other Associate Members
  • Participation on ADFM Strategic and Winter Meeting Planning Committees as their interest and expertise indicate.
Services, as outlined above, are intended to engage our Associate Members so that they find value themselves but also to ensure that their participation has value to our members and to ADFM as a whole.

Fees for Associate Members:
Administrator (retired or employed) -- $300
All Other Retired/Not Employed -- $300
All Other Employed -- $600

New Associate Members
To nominate someone for Associate Membership in ADFM, send an email to the Membership Committee via Priscilla Noland (pnoland@adfm.org) stating his/her name and which of the above categories she/he is in. An individual may self-nominate but he/she must include a statement (email is fine) of support for this nomination from the ADFM Chair or the ADFM Administrator from his/her Department. The Membership Committee may restrict the number of Associate Members joining ADFM per year to allow us to manage growth.


Associate Membership Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Does the Department of a nominating Chair or Administrator need to be a current paid member of ADFM for an Associate Member to be eligible?
A: Yes. The Chair or Senior Administrator of a current ADFM Member Department (dues paid for current year) can nominate someone for Associate Membership. If dues are not yet paid by the Department, the nomination process may only take place after dues for that year have been received.

Q: Can Associate Members vote and run for ADFM office?
A: No. Only regular Department members, as defined in the Articles of Incorporation, have voting privileges; for each Department member of ADFM, the Chair, or equivalent, is the lead designated representative to participate in the affairs of the organization and the Senior Department Administrator is eligible to participate in the organization as designated and sponsored by the Chair. Only Department Chairs as lead representatives of regular Department members may run for office except for positions specific to the Senior Administrator role (all Administrators' Steering Committee roles and Administrators' Steering Committee liaisons to the Board of Directors).

Q: Can Associate Members participate in ADFM committees?
A: Yes, Associate Members can participate in ADFM committees, including strategic committees and the Winter Meeting Planning Committee, with approval from committee chairs and in accordance with other rules for committee membership.

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