BCFMO Now Offers a Non-Surgical Pathway to Board Certification in Family Medicine Obstetrics
To better serve family physicians practicing obstetrics in the United States, the Board of Certification in Family Medicine Obstetrics® (BCFMO) now offers a non-surgical option for certification. The BCFMO is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), which is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
Subject matter experts in non-surgical and surgical obstetrics have participated in the development of parallel pathways for eligibility and certification, incorporating the previously designed standards of “Comprehensive Maternity Care” (Family Medicine Obstetrics) and “Advanced Maternity Care” (Family Medicine Obstetrics with Surgical Qualifications).
The new non-surgical path to family medicine obstetrics certification requires a log of non-surgical deliveries and successful completion of the written certification exam. The surgical path to certification, which is now referred to as Family Medicine Obstetrics with Surgical Qualifications, requires an additional log of cesarean deliveries and successful completion of the written and oral exam.
The application deadline for the May 2022 written exam is October 31, 2021. Full details regarding eligibility, exam content, exam schedule and fees, and the application process can be found here.
ABPS Member Boards are committed to offering qualified physicians board certification based on education, practice, and experience, enabling successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in family medicine obstetrics.