Being board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) demonstrates your commitment to an ongoing process of keeping up-to-date and striving to deliver the best care possible to your patients and your community. Your certification means a lot! However, sometimes navigating through the Family Medicine Certification process to organize stage requirements can get a tad confusing. We understand and the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (LAFP) is here for you!
The LAFP is proud to partner with the ABFM to host a 50-minute webinar on updates in the family medicine certification process. Join representatives from the ABFM on Thursday, January 21, at 7 p.m. for the valuable, FREE webinar Family Medicine Certification: What’s New, What’s True, and What’s Ahead. Elizabeth G. Bexley, MD, Senior Vice President, American Board of Family Medicine will review the new longitudinal assessment option to the 10-year exam and the self-directed performance improvement platform designed to meet the needs of family physicians who are engaged in quality improvement activities in their current practice setting. Additional updates will include information about ABFM’s emphasis on redefining its relationship with Diplomates; supporting professional development and self-regulation within the discipline; reducing burden through improvements in the FMC process; and a rededication to enhancing communication across multiple settings and methods, including invitations for Diplomate feedback and participation in the evolution of the certification process. Specifics of the current FMC process will be reviewed for clarification and elimination of misunderstood concepts. Other aspects of ABFM’s work, including research on the discipline of family medicine, the PRIME registry and PHATE tool, and licensure and certification actions, will also be addressed.
During the webinar, participants will:
- Identify the core requirements for continuous family medicine certification through ABFM
- Describe the new longitudinal assessment option for the 10-year examination
- Determine the most relevant and seamless way to meet the performance improvement activity requirement based on their practice environment
- Articulate the ABFM’s new emphasis on redefining its relationship with board certified family physicians and learn how to become more involved with the ABFM.
If you have any questions regarding ABFM Family Medicine Certification, this is a great opportunity to get your questions answered, to find out what the ABFM has been up to, and what changes have been made to streamline the process.
The AAFP has reviewed LAFP Monthly Webinar Series and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 11/05/2020 to 11/04/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session(s):1.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s).