Receive monthly monographs that focus on new diagnostic methods, treatments, and guidelines specific to family medicine. Each monograph explores a selected topic in-depth, presented in four easy-to-read, brief sections.
FP Essentials is also a great way to stay prepared for the ABFM Board exam. Editions follow a three-year clinical topic cycle designed to compliment the exam format.
Choose to receive monthly editions in-print and online, or online only when you subscribe. Earn up to 5 AAFP Prescribed credits each month -- up to 60 Prescribed credits per year.
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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.
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).
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