• History of the Specialty

    1969 as the 20th primary medical specialty. The history of the Board is a fascinating saga of … In view of the data gathered by the Board proponents, it was proposed that: … Family Practice IS a specialty, and … The specialty of Family Practice, based on the heritage of General Practice, would have graduate programs (residencies) for physicians whose training would encompass (1) first-contact care; (2 … ...
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  • Related Organizations

    Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education  … American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine  … American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery  … American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  … American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology  … Association of Departments of Family Medicine  … Center for the History of Family Medicine  … Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates  … ...
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  • Site Map

           Part-Time Residency in Family Practice …        Recognition of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine …        Requirements for Diplomates (2011 and beyond) …        Why Does Certification Matter To You And Your Family? …        Is Your Doctor Maintaining Board Certification? … History of the Specialty … Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine...
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  • Message from the President

    Welcome to www.theabfm.org This will be your entry portal for participation in the Maintenance of Certification Program for Family Physicians (MC FP). Not only will you be able to complete various components of the program online … professional information as well as your certification history. We hope that you find this site … We have developed this program so that you can participate … ...
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  • FAQ: Recognition of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine

    1. Why is ABFM recognizing Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine? The Board of Directors recognizes that many board certified family physicians practice in a hospital setting and recognition of their efforts in maintaining certification with an emphasis on this practice … dates for your family medicine certification history, the dates of your CAQ certification history, your … ...
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  • Requirements for Diplomates who Certified or Recertified Since 2011

    The ABFM MC FP program is designed to be completed online at your convenience. All Modules may be started and then suspended for some time. This allows Diplomates the option of completing a Module over time (not all at … Any physician who successfully completes the examination in 2011 or … as board-certified, although a break in certification history will be listed permanently on the ABFM … ...
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  • Press Releases

    American Board of Family Medicine Elects New Officers and Board Members - 2014 The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is pleased to announce the election of four new officers and four new board members. The new … Residents Choose Financial Support for Service Commitments … RHCs and CAHs and American Medical Association Masterfile residency start and end date histories. … ...
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  • Definitions & Policies

    ADA Policies And Procedures booklet ABFM Policies—Exam Administration … Guidelines for Professionalism Licensure and Personal Conduct … In the course of the certification, recertification, and Family Medicine Certification processes, the American Board of Family Medicine, Inc. ("ABFM") has and … individual's certification status and certification history, to be public information. ABFM reserves … ...
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  • Journal Articles by Year

    A, Wingrove P, Petterson S, Phillips R. … Medicine Residents Report More Than $150,000 in Educational Debt … of Family Medicine : JABFM. Mar-Apr 2016;29(2):180-181. … Bazemore A, Wingrove P, Peterson L, … The Diversity of Providers on the … of Family Medicine : JABFM. Jan-Feb 2016;29(1):8-9. … Bazemore AW, Cottrell EK, Gold R, Hughes LS, Phillips RL, Angier H, Burdick TE, Carrozza MA, DeVoe JE. … ...
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