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FP Essentials™

[FP Essentials]

Learn from monthly print and online monographs that focus on new diagnostic methods, treatments and guidelines, in various topics in family medicine. Each peer-reviewed edition is ad-free, contains authoritative, unbiased clinical information, and offers up to 5 AAFP Prescribed credits (up to 60 Prescribed credits each year).

Prepare for the ABFM Board exam when and where you want with FP Essentials™ three-year clinical topic cycle. Every monograph explores a topic in-depth through four easy-to-read, brief sections. Available in print and online.

CME Credit

Earn up to 60 AAFP Prescribed credits with a yearly subscription.

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FP Essentials

12 monthly editions, delivered in-print and online

AAFP Member $315.00
New Physician Member: $236.25
Resident Member: $200.00
Allied Health Professional: $315.00
Nonmember: $430.00

Residency Programs: See special offer »

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Complete the quiz associated with each editition you've read to receive CME credit. Subscription or purchase required.

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Subscribe to both FP Essentials and FP Audio™, earn up to 84 AAFP Prescribed credits each year, and save.

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Full content of recent editions is available online.*
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About CME Credit

FP Essentials has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 60 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval is for two years from beginning distribution date for each edition.

The American Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians.

The AAFP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

After completion of each monthly edition of FP Essentials program, the participant will have completed an individual component of a systematic, comprehensive curriculum in the specialty of family medicine. The participant will be able to integrate this knowledge into patient care.


Residency Programs: Special Offer

Purchase three or more subscriptions to FP Essentials or Combined Subscriptions to FP Essentials and FP Audio for your residency program and receive up to a 70% discount off member pricing. Residency programs also receive FP Essentials quiz answer sheets for free (not returnable for credit).

  • FP Essentials subscription: $90 each*
  • Combined Subscription: $155 each*

 Call (800) 274-2237 to purchase residency program subscriptions or to request FP Essentials quiz answer sheets.

 *Must purchase three or more subscriptions in a single transaction.

Upcoming Topics for
FP Essentials

  • Immigrant and Refugee Health
  • Aerodigestive Cancers
  • Obesity
  • Dermatology Procedures
  • Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Partial list of the topics to be covered in future monthly editions. Not listed in order of publication.

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Do you have an interest in contributing as an author? Learn about topics open for submissions, author instructions, and more.

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Read, listen, and earn CME from anywhere. Access current and past editions, print or email your annotations, take your quizzes, and more. Learn more »