To help family physicians stay current with medical literature, support shared decision making with patients and families, and advocate for their patients with subspecialists, health systems and payers, ABFM has launched the National Journal Club activity.

What is the ABFM National Journal Club?

In addition to the Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) and Continuing Knowledge Self-Assessment (CKSA) activities, the ABFM National Journal Club activity is now available to all Diplomates and residents through your MyABFM Portfolio. This new service provides convenient access to the latest peer-reviewed articles and the ability to earn valuable certification points.

National Committee of Family Physicians CurateD Article Selection

Reviewed and curated by a national committee of family medicine experts, the NJC features approximately 100 articles per year that have been evaluated and ranked according to relevancy, methodological rigor, and impact on practice. Available at no additional charge, the articles will cover a variety of topics and feature relevant content from numerous prominent medical journals throughout the United States.

Earn Knowledge Self-Assessment Activity Points

Select and read an article, reflect on what you read, and demonstrate mastery by correctly answering four assessment questions provided for each article. For each assessment completed, you will earn one (1) certification point toward your certification points requirement. Earn 10 certification points and fulfill your KSA requirement for each 3-year stage by completing 10 article assessments. There are unlimited opportunities to achieve a minimum passing score. If you have already completed your minimum certification activity requirement through other activities, you may still enjoy as many articles as you like through this free service.

Learn more about the process of choosing NJC articles in ABFM's Diplomate Perspectives article.

National Journal Club Timeline

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