On Thursday, September 9, 2021, ABFM issued a joint statement with the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics reminding Diplomates of their responsibility to provide patients and the public with information that is factual, honest, and in keeping with evidence.
This statement was prompted by concerns raised by Diplomates and the public and is in response to a recently issued statement by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) stating that providing misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine contradicts physicians’ ethical and professional responsibilities, and therefore may subject a physician to disciplinary actions, including suspension or revocation of their medical license. The joint statement aligns with our commitment to professionalism as described in ABFM’s Guidelines for Professionalism, Licensure, and Personal Conduct.
We are grateful for the compassion and commitment of family physicians serving their patients and the public during this pandemic.
Staying current with medical literature can be challenging, especially while caring for patients and balancing countless other responsibilities. That’s why ABFM is proud to announce the launch of the National Journal Club Pilot. Available now through your MyABFM Portfolio, this new service provides Diplomates and residents with access to the latest peer-reviewed articles and the ability to earn certification points. Reflect on what you read and demonstrate mastery by correctly answering four assessment questions provided for each article. Complete 10 article assessments, earn 10 certification points and fulfill your minimum KSA requirement. Learn more about the National Journal Club or get started at the link below.
MyABFM Portfolio (previously Physician Portfolio) is our new and improved website designed to provide a convenient, easy to navigate, personalized tool to help you track your progress with continuous certification, lifelong learning, and professional development in family medicine. Designed by physicians and for physicians, we had one goal in mind. Improve your experience and make continuous certification and requirements easier to understand. Updated with a fresh new look, the personalized dashboard displays all relevant information up front so you can track your progress and remaining requirements as quickly as possible. Download the How To Guide, view the video, or log in now to check it out.
The Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA) is an alternative to the one-day examination that delivers 25 exam questions quarterly for you to complete flexibly on your own time, at the location of your choice, on your computer or tablet. More aligned with adult learning principles, this approach allows for use of references and promotes greater retention of new knowledge to be applied in daily practice. This program was initially offered to currently certified physicians in their 10th year of certification who were due to take their examination before December 31, 2019. Thanks to the participation of this pilot group and the initial success of the program, we are pleased to offer this option to currently certified physicians in their 10th year of certification who are due to take their examination before December 31, 2021.
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Setting the Standards in Family Medicine.
The American Board of Family Medicine is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Through ABMS, the boards work together to establish common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain board certification. The American Board of Family Medicine is an independent, non-profit organization. Read more
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