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    MC-FP Examinations 2014
    SPRING EXAMINATIONS 2014
     
    Registration Begins (online applications available) December 6, 2013
    First Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,300; no late fee assessed)   January 6 
    Second Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,500; includes $200 non-refundable late fee) February 5
    Priority Seating Ends (for best seating options, select a testing center by this date) February 5
    Final Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,700; includes $400 non-refundable late fee) February 26
    Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation February 26
    Last Day to Complete All MC-FP Requirements for Examination February 26
    Last Day to Clear Application Deficiencies (except license & completion of training) March 12
    Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination March 12
    Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location
    Note: There will be limited seating for anyone selecting a test center after February 5.  
    March 19  
    All Family Medicine Residency Training Must be Completed June 30* 
    Deadline to Withdraw from Examination without Cancellation Fee 30 days prior to scheduled exam
    Deadline to Withdraw from Examination without Seat Fee 5 days prior to scheduled exam
    Deadline to Change Testing Date/Location 48 hours prior to scheduled exam
    Final Deadline to meet all certification requirements (residency verification and licensure) December 31, 2014
    Spring Examination Dates   April 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29  
    Examination Results May 30
     
     
    (* Residents who are in good standing and expected to complete training by June 30, 2014 are eligible to take the April 2014 examination. Anyone completing between July 1 and October 31, 2014 will require Program Director approval. Anyone completing after October 31, 2014 should plan to take the exam in the next administration window.)
     
    MC-FP Examinations 2014
    FALL EXAMINATIONS 2014
     
    Registration Begins (online applications available) July 25
    First Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,300; no late fee assessed)   August 25  
    Final Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,500; includes $200 non-refundable late fee) September 15, 2014
    Priority Seating Ends (for best seating options, select a testing center by this date) September 15, 2014
    Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation September 15, 2014
    Last Day to Complete All MC-FP Requirements for Examination September 15, 2014
    Last Day to Clear Application Deficiencies (except license & completion of training) September 30, 2014
    Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination September 30, 2014
    Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location
    Note: There will be limited seating for anyone selecting a test center after September 17, 2014.  
    October 1, 2014  
    All Family Medicine Residency Training Must be Completed December 31, 2014* 
    Deadline to Withdraw from Examination without Cancellation Fee 30 days prior to scheduled exam
    Deadline to Withdraw from Examination without Seat Fee 5 days prior to scheduled exam
    Deadline to Change Testing Date/Location 48 hours prior to scheduled exam
    Final Deadline to meet all certification requirements (residency verification and licensure) June 30, 2015
    Fall Examination Dates   November 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 (2014) 
    Examination Results December 19, 2014
     
     
    (* Residents who are in good standing and expected to complete training by December 31, 2014 are eligible to take the November 2014 examination. Anyone completing between January 1 and April 30, 2015 will require Program Director approval. Anyone completing after April 30, 2015 should plan to take the exam in the next administration window.)

    NOTE: All returned checks and credit card payments (mailed or faxed to ABFM for hand processing) that are declined by the credit card company, will require submission of a certified check or money order for the original amount plus a $50 administration fee. 

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