The Evolution of Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians (MC-FP) Part IV, Performance in Practice - American Board of Medical Specialties

This article provides historical background on the evolution of performance in practice modules (PPM) required of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) diplomates participating in Maintenance of Certification (MOC). It follows the progression of the ABFM professional development program from 1976 through 2014 with special emphasis on “performance in practice” and the resources and tools that were developed to improve quality of care.

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