The changes the ABFP
made to the exam "are excellent," Douglas Henley, M.
a Colorado delegate to the congress as well as chair of the examination committee at the American Board of Family Practice, said that the ABFP
would consider the academy's request and that board members would talk about it informally in the next few months.
I cannot understand, however, why the ABFP
thought that the current self-assessment modules (SAM) achieve this goal.
If the development of a CAQ in sleep medicine by the ABFP
is important to you, or if you would then consider additional training to obtain a CAQ, please share this article with other family physicians and make efforts to communicate your position.
com is an initiative of the Medical Learning Company (MLCI), an organization committed to serving the needs of family physicians and their patients by providing ABFP
resources and leading-edge technology.
Are we not demonstrating current medical knowledge by passing the ABFP
Martin told the reference committee that he and other academy leaders have been in substantial dialogue with the ABFP
regarding the family physicians' concerns about the MOC.
The strategy of keeping the new journal free of funding from pharmaceutical companies is "certainly unusual," but it is not unprecedented, said ABFP
, which has the second-largest number of diplomates of any specialty board, has not been able to find enough high-quality computer testing centers to administer the exam, Dr.
Joseph Tollison, deputy executive director of ABFP
, said that the goal in offering the CAQ is to enhance the health care of adolescents--not to encourage specialization by family physicians.
In addition to providing in-training exams, ABFP
Guides, clinical and research journals, drug information, MedLine searches and breaking medical news, FamilyPractice.
com, which is designed to meet the needs of the approximately 60,000 diplomates of ABFP
and their patients.