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“This is the best way for a busy family practitioner to revise for recertification: interactive, concise, and up-to-date! I highly recommend this product. ”Dr. Jennifer Gwozdz
Our Family Medicine editor, Elise Torres, MD, is a board-certified family physician who practices full spectrum family medicine and telemedicine. After graduating from Stanford University and Harvard Medical School, she completed her family residency training at the Stanford O'Connor Family Medicine Residency and obstetrics fellowship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA.
There are four components within the American Board of Family Medicine's recertification program:
The BoardVitals Family Medicine MOC Question Bank will help you pass the component within the ABFM's recertification process known as Cognitive Expertise or the Family Medicine Certification examination.
The 2015 MC-FP Examination Pass Rate for maintaining certification was 80.6%. Note that this was significantly lower than the initial certification pass rate of 90.6%, but based on our internal data this may simply be a reflection of less available study time for practicing physicians.
As with many of the Medical Specialty exams, there is a strong correlation between the number of FM MOC Practice Questions taken and performance on the real exam.
Recertification Note: We suggest choosing the topics where you spend most of the time in practice. The exam covers mostly fundamentals, so just through day to day practice you likely know most of the content for a couple of the modules. Geriatrics is one of the most popular areas for a number of reasons. You can click here to read about our test results and survey.
In addition to the BoardVitals Family Medicine MOC Question Bank, we recommend reviewing the Exam Preparation Videos and Documents on the ABFM Website.
The BoardVitals question bank also targets the AOBFP OCC continuous certification exam. Additional resources may be available via the AAFP and ACOFP.