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The American Academy of Family Physicians

Facts About The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

 

The American Academy of Family Physicians is the national association of family doctors. It is one of the largest national medical organizations, with more than 100,300 members in 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. Until October 3, 1971, it was known as the American Academy of General Practice. The name was changed in order to reflect more accurately the changing nature of primary health care.

The Academy was founded in 1947 to promote and maintain high quality standards for family doctors who are providing continuing comprehensive health care to the public. Other major purposes of the Academy include:

The American Academy of Dermatology

The largest, most influential and most representative dermatology group in the United States

 

The American Academy of Dermatology was founded in 1938. It is the largest, most influential and most representative dermatology group in the United States. With a membership of more than 17,000, it represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States, as well as a growing number of international dermatologists.

Vision, mission and values

All of the work undertaken by the American Academy of Dermatology on behalf of its members, their patients and the public are guided by a clear vision and mission and a set of values. These elements are reflected in all the programs, projects and initiatives undertaken under the AAD’s strategic framework.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

What is the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery?

 

Founded in 1985, the mission of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is to advance the specialty of cosmetic surgery and quality patient care.

Most members of AACS are dermatological surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, general surgeons, plastic surgeons or ophthalmic plastic surgeons — all of whom specialize in cosmetic surgery.

AACS is the organization that represents cosmetic surgeons in the American Medical Association through its seat in the AMA House of Delegates.

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