Welcome to the website of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (WVAFP), Strong Medicine for West Virginia!

Our Mission Statement

The Mission of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians is to promote excellence in health care and the betterment of health of the American people.

65th Annual Scientific Assembly (March 30th – April 1st, 2017)


New AAFP Fresh Perspective Blog Post from Kimberly Becher-Ensuring Appropriate Care When Views of Physician, Patient Collide

Patients often forget that physicians are people with their own beliefs, and ethical dilemmas can arise when these beliefs conflict with a patient’s medical needs and wishes. In the latest Fresh Perspectives blog post, Kimberly Becher, M.D., considers how to … Continue reading

West Virginia Free Clinic Receives $5,000 Family Medicine Cares USA Award

The AAFP Foundation FMC USA grant helps free clinics care for the uninsured in areas of need by helping them purchase tangible items such as exam tables, EHR systems, and medical equipment. An FMC USA grant was awarded to the … Continue reading

WVU Medical Student Pisacano Leadership Foundation Scholarship Recipient

The Board of Directors of the Pisacano Leadership Foundation, Inc. has selected the recipients of the 2016 scholarships. Darrin Nichols, a 4th-year medical student at the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine, is one of five scholars selected as … Continue reading