• Family Medicine Update Self-Study 5th Edition

    Get the latest evidence-based, in-depth information on family medicine you need to help you do what you do best—take the best care of your patients. The AAFP's Family Medicine Update Self-Study is designed for family physicians not currently preparing for the ABFM Board Exam but who are looking for the very latest in important topics in family medicine.

    This dynamic, 43-session video online CME activity was recorded from the AAFP's Family Medicine Update live course. Use it to help you hone your clinical skills on a wide-range of family medicine topics—on a schedule that works best for you.

    Approved for up to 42.25 AAFP Prescribed credits. CME credit is approved through October 20, 2025.


    • Online access to content
    • Downloadable PDF syllabus

    AAFP Member: $765
    New Physician: $715
    Student or Resident: $525
    Other Health Care Professional: $765
    Nonmember: $965

    • 43 interactive videos that include answering questions as you go
    • CME reporting and evaluation option after each presentation
    • Online post-test*
    • Start or continue a presentation at any time.
    • Online syllabus of slide presentations

    *Post-test MUST be completed to claim CME credit.
    Estimated time to complete activity: 42 hours.

    PC, Mac, smartphone, and tablet are compatible. 
    Note: Access to online content ends on October 20, 2025.

    Upon completion of this CME activity, you should be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of common clinical problems seen in family medicine.
    • Construct evidence-based strategies to diagnose and treat common conditions in practice.
    • Prepare plans to address emerging public health topics that patients may present or be concerned with in practice.
    • State current guidelines, USPSTF, AAFP, etc., and screening recommendations for selected clinical problems. 
    • ACIP 2020 - Immunization Update
    • Agitation in Dementia, Musculoskeletal Pain, ACIP 2020, Sleep Apnea Reflections
    • Antithrombotic Strategies in Patients with CAD and Hypertension
    • Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
    • Counseling Patients with Unintended Pregnancy
    • Diabetes – Strategies in Treatment
    • ECG Interpretation (Advanced)
    • ECG Interpretation (Basic)
    • Evaluating LFTS, Antithrombotic Strategies CAD and Hypertension, Smoking Cessation, Hypertriglyceridemia, SARS COV-2-Cardiac Issues, Preventing Hospitalization with Heart Failure Reflections
    • Evaluating LFTS:  Its as Easy as 1-2-3
    • Foot Pain, Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension, STI Guidelines, Tinnitus, Sciatica Reflections
    • Foot Pain: Clinical Clues, Diagnostic Strategies, and Treatment Principles
    • Management of Fever in Infants and Children
    • Management of Hypertriglyceridemia
    • Management of Patients with Gout
    • Managing Obesity to Improve Health.  New Drugs, Old Drugs
    • Optimizing Pharmacologic Management of COPD
    • Osteoporosis – Screening and Treatment
    • Peripheral Neuropathy: Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Pharmacologic Management of Agitation in Patients with Dementia
    • Pharmacologic Therapy for Acute Pain
    • Pharmacotherapy 2022
    • Pharmacotherapy, Quaternary Prevention, Benign Skin Lesions, Diabetes, Topical Corticosteroids Reflections
    • Photo Rounds – What is the Diagnosis and What is the Treatment?
    • Photo Rounds, the Common Cold, AUD, Obesity Reflections
    • POCUS, Unintended Pregnancy, Osteoporosis, Peripheral Neuropathy, COPD Reflections
    • Point of Care Ultrasonography – An Evolving Tool
    • Preventing Hospitalization in Heart Failure Patients
    • Quaternary Prevention – New Statements from Choosing Wisely
    • SARS COV-2—Cardiac Issues and Return to Physical Activity
    • Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension: Evaluation and Treatment
    • Smoking Cessation – Current Options
    • STI Guidelines – The 2021 CDC Report
    • Therapies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Tinnitus: Diagnosis and Management
    • Top POEMS of the Year: A Survey of Practice Changing Research for Family Medicine
    • Topical Corticosteroids: Choice and Application
    • Treating Alcohol Use Disorder in a Primary Care Office: Yes We Can
    • Treatment of Benign Skin Lesions.  “I don’t like that…”
    • Treatments for Sciatica
    • Treatments for Symptoms of the Common Cold.  What Works?
    • USPSTF Update
    • USPSTF, POEMS, Fever in Infants and Children, Acute Pain, Gout Reflections
    • High-speed broadband connection required for online access.
    • Latest version of FirefoxSafari, or Chrome on Windows or Macintosh computers or tablets.
    • Latest version of Adobe Reader.

    The AAFP has reviewed Family Medicine Update 5th Edition and deemed it acceptable for up to 42.25 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 10/20/2022 to 10/20/2025. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Enduring Materials for a maximum of 42.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

    Following this CME activity, participants will have the opportunity to earn an additional two Prescribed credits for participation in each Translation to Practice® exercise. Information on Translation to Practice® will be shared within the activity.

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