Exploring Exam Blueprints – Family Medicine

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2022-05-16T15:38:56-04:00February 26th, 2015|Family Medicine|

Once you have met the application requirements, you must take the ABFM exam to become certified or recertified by the American Board of Family Medicine. The ABFM exam is designed to test your medical knowledge and problem-solving ability in the field of family medicine. As you prepare for [...]

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Choosing Your Self-Selected ABFM Modules for Recertification

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2022-05-16T15:21:24-04:00February 15th, 2015|Family Medicine|

In addition to the general part of the exam covered by the ABFM blueprint, the ABFM certification/recertification exam contains eight modules, or areas of focus, from the family medicine field. When you take the certification or recertification exam, you will be expected to choose two ABFM elective modules [...]

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Family Medicine Board Review Questions: Six Things to Know

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2022-07-06T11:36:15-04:00February 14th, 2015|Family Medicine|

The most direct route to success in a high-stakes exam like the certification and recertification exams from the American Board of Family Medicine is to align your studying as closely as possible with what the test will ask. That sounds obvious enough. But it is not always easy [...]

Decision-Making Shortcuts: The Good and the Bad

By Catherine Ryan, Managing Editor, NEJM Knowledge+|2022-05-16T15:33:58-04:00January 15th, 2015|Learning|

Editor's Note: This post about decision-making shortcuts was previously published in CardioExchange, an online community hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch. John E. Brush, MD, is a practicing cardiologist and professor of medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. A patient comes to [...]

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JAMA Webcast Discusses New Research into Relationships between MOC, Health Care Quality, and Costs

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2020-09-17T18:23:37-04:00December 30th, 2014|Internal Medicine|

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published two new research papers (plus a related op-ed piece) investigating statistical relationships between ABIM's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements and health care quality. On December 15, JAMA convened a follow-up webcast, featuring lead research authors Bradley M. Gray, PhD, [...]

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