AAFP Subscription CME
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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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Residency Programs: AAFP offers residency programs special pricing on FP Essentials—rates as low as $95 per subscription—if you purchase 3 or more subscriptions. You must purchase 3 or more subscriptions in a single transaction.
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Read the Current Edition
Access your edition in the AAFP app. You may also try a free digital sample.
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.
Access Recent Editions Online
Subscribers: Access any edition online within your subscription period for two years from the date of its publication. Purchase any single-edition online editions 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 online edition you want and have access to it for two years from the date of its publication.
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Upcoming Topics for
- Mental Health Disorders
- Breast Health
Partial list of the topics to be covered in future monthly editions. Not listed in order of publication.
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 6/1/2020. 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.