The Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia (formerly known as College of General Practitioners) in a non-profit organisation, that was founded in 1972. His Royal Highness Tuanku Syed Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail, Raja of Perlis was its founder Patron.
The Academy, governed by the Council and headed by the President, has an established history of excellence in promoting quality Family Medicine and Primary Healthcare in Malaysia.
The motto of the Academy is "Dengan Tatangan Ilmi"
The AFPM has established relationship internationally with other organisations of Family Medicine, with whom it holds joint workshops and conferences. The Academy is also a member of The World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA).