The American Board of Family Medicine, Inc. (ABFM) makes available for your use on this website (the “Site”) information, documents, bulletins, practice exams, hypertext, links, and other content, as well as certain functionality and services, including Physician Portfolio for eligible physicians (the “Services”), subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Use.  In these Terms of Use, “you” refers to the person using or accessing the Site. 

In the course of the Family Medicine Certification processes, the American Board of Family Medicine, Inc. (ABFM) has and must continue to collect and utilize email addresses as well as personal, professional, and in some cases, financial information from and regarding Diplomates, examination candidates and physicians participating in Certification activities. ABFM has issued the following Privacy Policy to govern ABFM's collection, use, and disclosure of such information, and to explain to you ABFM's policies and practices regarding the privacy of information. Our goal in establishing the Privacy Policy is to assure each person disclosing information of the sensitivity of the information and the care to be utilized by ABFM in protecting the confidential nature of the information and material.

The following Amended and Restated Bylaws of the American Board of Family Medicine, Inc. were adopted by the Board of Directors at a meeting held on May 2, 2017, effective May 3, 2017.

Professionalism is the basis of medicine's contract with society.

 

As of May 1, 2014, the Board Eligibility policy, approved by the ABFM Board of Directors in accordance with the ABMS Board Eligibility policy, will only apply to physicians attempting to certify for the first time.

The American Board of Family Medicine defines the 7-year period of board eligibility as (1) the period that begins July 1, 2017, for any physician eligible to apply for ABFM subspecialty certification prior to that date, or (2) the period that begins upon the date of successful completion of an ACGME-accredited subspecialty fellowship training program for which the ABFM provides subspecialty certification, on or after July 1, 2017.

Policy Statement for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance—ABFM Examinations & Family Medicine Certification.

Between January 1, 2012 and April 30, 2014, the American Board of Family Medicine defined the seven-year period of board eligibility as (1) the period that began January 1, 2012, for any physician eligible to apply for certification prior to that date; (2) the period that begins the day after the successful completion of an ACGME accredited Family Medicine residency training program, on or after January 1, 2012, in accordance with all ABFM policies and procedures; or (3) the period that begins upon the date of loss of certification on or after January 1, 2012 and before May 1, 2014.