Family Medicine, Specialist in

The American Academy of Family Physicians defines a "specialist" in family medicine as a physician who meets at least one of the following three criteria:

  1. Current Board certification by the ABFM, or
  2. Successful completion of an ACGME-approved family medicine residency program, or a three year AOA approved postgraduate family medicine residency program, or
  3. Maintenance of eligibility requirements for active membership in the AAFP.

(1990) (2013 COD)