Congratulations on your choice of family medicine for your residency training! Throughout your residency, you will be building the knowledge and the skills that you will need to provide high quality, comprehensive and continuous care for patients and their families. You will also be preparing to become a board-certified family physician. Being a board-certified family physician demonstrates to your patients and colleagues that you are committed to providing high-quality health care that people trust. We are proud to be your partner in lifelong learning and professionalism and to assist you in meeting the requirements for Family Medicine Certification (FMC).
There are four components of Family Medicine Certification, which include the following:
- Professionalism: Evidence of professional standing and licensure
- Self-Assessment & Lifelong Learning: Evidence of a commitment to lifelong continuous learning and involvement in a periodic self-assessment process
- Cognitive Expertise: Evidence of current knowledge through testing
- Performance Improvement: Evidence of participation in quality improvement activities in practice
ABFM provides you with an individual Physician Portfolio to access the required activities for your initial entry into the certification process, as well as track your ongoing process toward continuous certification over your practice lifetime. You will have access to your Physician Portfolio to utilize these tools after your residency program has entered your information into the Resident Training Management (RTM) system.