Family Medicine Update Self-Study Package - 3rd Edition

Stay current in your practice and immediately impact patient care

The AAFP's Family Medicine Update Self-Study Package is a comprehensive, evidence-based learning tool built to help you do what you do best—take the best care of your patients. 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, 30-session video self-study 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. View full topic list »

Earn CME

This self-study package is approved for up to 26.75 AAFP Prescribed credits. CME credit approved through September 26, 2021.
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You Get:

  • 30 video presentations, 30-60 minutes each    
  • CME reporting and evaluation option after each presentation  
  • Interactive interface with QuestionPause™ during presentations    
  • Full-color, 300-plus page syllabus    
  • Online post-test*
  • USB flash drive with video and audio files plus syllabus (online premium package only)
  • Audio CDs of presentations (online premium package only)
  • Customized learning option with multiple ways to work through the material:


  • Continuous Play - audio and video with speaker slides
  • QuestionPause Play - simulate the live course environment, answering questions as you go

Audio (online premium package only)

  • Standard CD Play - listen from your home, office, or car
  • MP3 Audio - rip to your MP3 player and learn on the go

*Post-test MUST be completed to claim CME credit.

Estimated time to complete package: 27 hours.

Choose the package that's right for you:

Online Package

This package includes: 

  • online access to content
  • downloadable PDF syllabus

PC, Mac, smartphone, and tablet compatible. 

AAFP Member:$695
New Physician:$645
Student or Resident:$475
Allied Health:$695

Note: Access to online content ends on September 26, 2021.

Online Premium Package

This package includes:

  • online access to content
  • downloadable PDF syllabus


  • full-color printed syllabus
  • USB flash drive with content files
  • audio CDs of presentations

PC, Mac, smartphone, and tablet compatible.

AAFP Member:$795
New Physician:$745
Allied Health:$795

Note: Access to online content ends on September 26, 2021.

Learning Objectives

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.


  • 2018 Immunization Update
  • ADHD in Adults
  • ADHD Medication Selection
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cervical Radiculopathy: Nonoperative Management
  • Chronic Disease Management in the Elderly: Realistic Goals
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention
  • Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
  • Concussion in Sports: 2017 Group Consensus Statement
  • Contraceptives: 2016 US Selected Practice Recommendations
  • Deprescribing: A "Simple" Method for Reducing Polypharmacy
  • Diabetes Mellitus: Optimal Insulin Regimens
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fighting Obesity With Nutrition
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
  • HIV Complications
  • HIV Prevention
  • Hypertension Urgency: Optimal Management in the Office
  • Insomnia: Cause and Relief
  • Low Back Pain: Current Management Strategies
  • Medication Updates
  • Medications for Chronic Asthma
  • Newborn Screening: A Long Way From PKU
  • NSAIDs and Cardiovascular Risk
  • Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Perioperative Management of Cardiovascular Medications in Noncardiac Surgery
  • Prostate Cancer: Where Are We in 2018?
  • STEADI Initiative
  • US Preventive Services Task Force 2018

Packages' Components

System Requirements

CME Credit Statement

This Enduring Material activity, Family Medicine Update 3rd Edition, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 26.75 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 9/27/18. Term of approval is for 3 years from this date. 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 Material activity for a maximum of 26.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim 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. 
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