Articles - Family Medicine

Board Certification for Family Medicine Physicians

A trend among hospitals across the country is that CEOs, physician recruiters, and other healthcare leaders are increasingly hiring physicians who have earned board certification in medical specialty. This stands to reason as there are marketing advantages that come from advertising that your healthcare facility is staffed with board certified physicians. The problem for some family physicians, however, is that ...

The ABPS is one of the leading certifying bodies in Family Medicine through its Board of Certification in Family Medicine

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) is one of the nation’s largest multi-specialty physician certification organizations in North America, and we are pleased to provide qualified physicians with the opportunity to earn board certification in family practice. We have Diplomates in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada, and our board certified ...

Why Specialty Board Certification Makes Sense for Family Medicine Practitioners

As physicians who practice family medicine are well aware, there is much more to the job than conducting annual physicals and diagnosing colds. Depending on the demands of the practice or the needs of the community, a family medicine practitioner might find her- or himself working extensively in a different field of medicine. For example, many rural physicians whose practices ...

About the BCFM’s Family Medicine  Exam for Board Certification

The examination offered by the Board of Certification in Family Medicine (BCFM) is a clinically based, written test designed to allow a Family Medicine specialist to demonstrate his or her proficiency in the core competencies required to provide the finest care possible. An outline of 33 Family Medicine subject areas covered on the certification examination is available here to help candidates prepare. Candidates ...

Family Medicine  Board Certification Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility requirements for physicians to become qualified to seek board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) vary from specialty to specialty. There are, however, several base-line requirements that all of the Member Boards share. These include owning an unrestricted medical license for every state in which the physician is licensed, annual attestation to the currency of ...

Family Medicine  Board Certification from the American Board of Physician Specialties

Osteopathic and allopathic physicians from the United States and Canada are eligible to apply for family medicine board certification from the Board of Certification in Family Medicine (BCFM) under the management and governance of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS). Certification through the BCFM allows physicians to demonstrate a mastery of the knowledge and skill in the core competencies necessary to ...

ABPS Family Medicine  Board

Family medicine board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS)   demonstrates a physician’s mastery of the wide range of skill  knowledge that the practice of family practice requires. The rigorous exam development process is a collaborative effort by the ABPS, with input from physician Diplomates, psychometric consultants, and other experts in the field of family medicine. Physician Diplomates design ...

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