Engagement of Family Physicians Seven Years into Maintenance of Certification - American Board of Medical Specialties

This policy brief provided a reflection on the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians (MC-FP) program after seven years. The ABFM started its MC-FP program in 2003. Seven years later, the majority of those physicians who began MC-FP were actively engaged in their programs, indicating a strong commitment to professionalism within the specialty. The author anticipates greater impact on cost and quality as a result of significant family physician participation in MC-FP.

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