• FP Essentials

    Peer-reviewed. Ad-free. Authoritative.

    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 complement 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. 

    One and two-year subscriptions are available for purchase.

    1 Year Prices

    Print + Digital:
    1 Year Subscription (12 editions)

    Member - $365 
    Nonmember - $475
    Resident - $210
    New Physician - $295
    Other Health Care Professional - $390 

    2 Year Prices

    Print + Digital:
    2 Year Subscription (24 editions)

    Member - $685
    Nonmember - $870
    Resident - $365
    New Physician - $545
    Other Health Care Professional - $730


     


    Digital Only:
    1 Year Subscription (12 editions)

    Member - $335
    Nonmember - $460
    Resident - $165
    New Physician - $270
    Other Health Care Professional - $360  

    Digital Only:
    2 Year Subscription (24 editions)

    Member - $615
    Nonmember - $840
    Resident - $285
    New Physician - $490
    Other Health Care Professional - $655

    Digital subscription access includes online and in the AAFP app. Access within the app is limited to subscribers with active subscriptions. Single edition purchases are available online only.

    Note: the price you will see in the cart will be the price you will pay.

    Single Editions: available to purchase at $39.95 for members and $44.95 for nonmembers. Online access only. View list of editions.

    Residency Programs: AAFP offers residency programs special pricing on FP Essentials—rates as low as $100 per one-year subscription—if you purchase 3 or more subscriptions. You must purchase 3 or more subscriptions in a single transaction. Call us at (800) 274-2237 to purchase resident subscriptions for your residency program.

    Current Edition

    Kidney Disease

    #509 Edition | October 2021

    Online access and CME credit for this edition are available until October 15, 2023. Purchasers can access the content below after logging in.

    Foreword
    Acute Kidney Injury
    Chronic Kidney Disease
    End-Stage Renal Disease
    Kidney Stones

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    Active subscribers can access your edition in the AAFP app.

     Access Other Editions

    Subscribers: Access any edition within your subscription period for two years from the date of its publication. Purchase any single-edition you want that falls outside your subscription period and have access to it for two years from the date of its publication.

    Nonsubscribers: Purchase any single-edition you want and have access to it for two years from the date of its publication.

    Take the FP Essentials Quiz for CME Credit

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

    CME Credit

    This Enduring Material activity, FP Essentials, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 06/01/2020. Term of approval is for two years from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Each edition is approved for 5 AAFP Prescribed credits.

    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 120 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should 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. 


    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.

    Upcoming Topics

    • Child Developmental Delays and Disorders
    • Liver Disease
    • Stroke
    • Childhood Respiratory Conditions
       

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


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