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MC-FP Deadlines Loom for Some ABFM Diplomates
Three Groups of FPs Affected
By News Staff
2012 MC-FP Exam Dates Move to April
Residents who are in good standing and who expect to complete training on or about June 30, 2012, are eligible to take the April 2012 exam. A currently valid, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or Canada is not required for residents to apply for and take the exam.
The exam will be offered again in November for candidates who do not pass the spring exam or for residents in good standing who are off-cycle and who expect to complete training on or about Dec. 31, 2012.
The dates for the November exam are Nov. 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Diplomates who certified or recertified in 2005 and who are currently on the seven-year certification path must complete the MC-FP requirements for that seven-year cycle before the application for the next recertification exam can be completed, said Cattoi.
Diplomates may begin the application process, but they may not complete the application and choose their test center until MC-FP requirements are met. The application for the 2012 recertification exam is now available at the ABFM website.
Diplomates who certified or recertified in 2008 and who wish to remain on the 10-year certification path must complete MC-FP stage one by Dec. 31 of this year, Cattoi said. A three-year extension to the certificate will be awarded when stage two is successfully completed.
All candidates for recertification must complete MC-FP Part II (self-assessment) and Part IV (performance-in-practice or an approved alternative) modules.
ABFM diplomates can check their MC-FP status by visiting "Track Your Progress" (login is required) within their Physician Portfolio or by contacting the ABFM Support Center by phone at (877) 223-7437 or by e-mail.