Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians


Membership & Retention Awards

Congratulations to MAFP! Mississippi had the second-highest 2017 membership retention rate of all states, AAFP announced in February 2018. In 2017, more than 97% of AAFP members living in Mississippi continued their membership.

“Your hard work and perseverance really paid off!” said Marci McNeal, AAFP chapter relations strategist. She said Mississippi is in the top 5 chapters nationally for growth.

These numbers represent the efforts of many. MAFP officers and staff made phone calls last spring to unpaid members reminding them to re-join. The  Academy Committee was also very focused on membership retention this year.

In Kansas City in April 2018, MAFP officers and delegates were presented with four different AAFP membership awards at a luncheon recognizing excellence in membership recruitment and retention. Competing with other state chapters who are similar in membership numbers, MAFP received the following:

- 1st place in percent increase in student membership
- recognition for 100 percent resident membership
- 2nd place for active membership retention percentage
- 2nd place for new physician retention percentage

MAFP’s membership from Mississippi’s two medical schools almost doubled from 2017 to 2018, proving that MAFP’s recent student recruitment efforts have paid dividends.

Student membership from the University of Mississippi Medical Center rose from 158 in April 2017 to 315 in April 2018, an increase of 99%. Student membership from William Carey University COM rose 90%, from 54 in April 2017 to 102 in April 2018.

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