American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)

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1648 McGrathiana Pkwy, Suite 550
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 269-5626 or (888) 995-5700

Family Medicine Certification Activity Requirements

  • Completion of 150 credits of acceptable CME (minimum 50% Division I), per 3-year stage
  • Minimum of 1 Knowledge Self-Assessment Activity (KSA)

    • *The Clinical Self-Assessment (CSA) is now optional

  • Minimum of 1 Performance Improvement Activity with Patient Population
  • Minimum of 50 Family Medicine Certification Points

Featured Self-Assessment Activity

IHI Open School – Quality Improvement Curriculum – Mastering PDSA Cycles and Run Charts

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The goal of every health care provider and organization is to provide safe, timely, equitable, effective, efficient, and patient-centered care. But how can that hopeful statement become a reality? Explore this suite of courses to learn how to apply the science of improvement - which includes aims, measures, and Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles - to make positive changes within the systems in your local setting. You’ll also learn about the psychology of change.

Featured Performance Improvement Activity

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Family physicians know the burden that diabetes can cause for patients and their families. Often, it seems the bulk of diabetes visits are spent urging patients to make lifestyle changes that will result in improved outcomes and, in turn, help them feel better. But what changes can you make to improve outcomes? METRIC aims to help you identify changes-big or small-in your practice that will make life better for your patients who have diabetes and for you.

Featured Accredited MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward ABFM accredited CME requirement)

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Increasing administrative responsibilities - due to regulatory pressures and evolving payment and care delivery models - reduce the amount of time physicians spend delivering direct patient care. Increasing responsibilities and stress can lead to physician burnout, which plagues 50 percent of practicing physicians. Burnout can have a significant impact on organizational productivity, morale, costs and the quality of care being delivered.

Please Note:

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) requires that diplomates engage in Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Activities to maintain their certification. This ABFM Board page has been developed to increase access to practice relevant certification activities that meet the individual learning of ABFM diplomates. For more information regarding the ABFM Certification Process program requirements, please visit Additional resources located on the right side aim to assist ABFM diplomates in fulfilling additional CME requirements for certification. All links are associated with accredited CME providers.

Disclaimer – MOC Program requirements from the ABMS Member Boards is for general informational purposes only. The applicable MOC requirements are determined by each ABMS Member Board and may change from time to time. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information is correct, it is ultimately the responsibility of the user to confirm the applicable MOC requirements with the relevant ABMS Member Board(s).

Internet Point-of-Care

Internet point-of-care learning is a certified CME activity in which a physician engages in self-directed, online learning on topics relevant to their clinical practice

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