This February, we celebrate Black History Month and take a closer look into the health care disparities that impact people and communities of color and the physicians that serve them. Follow along this month as we highlight ABFM board-certified physicians and the work they are doing to bring about greater health equity in their communities.
Read the latest JABFM article to discover the hope found within the transformational leaders of family medicine. Learn how this community is united in the need for change.
ABFM is excited to announce the release of 49 new National Journal Club (NJC) articles! These peer-reviewed articles are a great way to stay up to date with medical literature while earning certification points.
Dr. Jason Powers, board-certified family physician and medical director of the University of Iowa’s Department of Family Medicine, collaborated with his fellow clinicians on the establishment of team-based care. Medical assistants were trained to scribe and perform more extensive duties in each patient visit. This eased the physician workload and improved staff morale. Read the latest Diplomate Perspective article about Dr. Powers here.
Adolescent Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine, and Sleep Medicine now offer longitudinal assessment examinations. The 2023 application window for these Certificates of Added Qualification (CAQs) is now open. For complete details, select your topic here. Apply in your MyABFM Portfolio.
In August 2022, ABFM shared good news through the MyABFM Portfolio that affects all Board-certified family physicians. Recognizing the financial burden of being Board certified, ABFM has reduced the fees associated with exam applications, retakes and the first year of certification. In addition, we announced several improvements to our certification activities and that the Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA) is now a permanent alternative to the one-day exam option For a full breakdown, see our latest news announcement.
ABFM is pleased to announce that Gary Lewis LeRoy, MD, FAAFP, has been selected as our Senior Vice President of Diplomate Experience. Beginning November 1, 2022, Dr. LeRoy will lead ABFM engagement efforts for Diplomates and collaborating organizations, improve the Diplomate experience with Board certification, oversee communication and outreach strategy, and more. Dr. LeRoy is an accomplished physician with over 30 years of clinical experience, and he’s a proven leader who recently served as President and Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). We look forward to working with Dr. LeRoy for years to come. To learn more, read our new press release.
Quality Healthcare, Public Trust...
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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