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    Residency Training

    To assist medical students with the creation of their upcoming match-lists, the Residency Program Performance Summary data is now available online. These summaries provide aggregate performance data on the ABFM's Certification Examination for each of the 465 ACGME-accredited family medicine residency training programs. Prospective residents can evaluate the performance of the graduates of a specific program by viewing the program's aggregate composite score for a given year and comparing it to national averages. The number of examinees and their combined performance within each program is provided for each of the past 5 years.
    Residency Program Performance Summary  

    The American Board of Family Medicine has published guidelines for family practice residents and residency program directors concerning a physician's eligibility to enter an accredited Family Medicine residency training program.
    Review Residency Guidelines  

    The ABFM In-Training Examination is a cognitive examination given annually in October. Any ACGME-accredited family medicine program may participate in the In-Training Examination, and all residents in a participating program are eligible to take the exam.
    About the In-Training Exam  

    Our In-Training Examination brochure can answer many of your questions.

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