ABFM Webinars for Residents and New-to-Practice Physicians

Being board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) demonstrates your commitment to an ongoing process of keeping up-to-date and striving to deliver the best care possible to your patients and your community. Your certification means a lot! However, sometimes navigating through the Family Medicine Certification process to organize stage requirements can get a tad confusing, especially if you are doing it on your own for the first time. We understand and the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) is here for you!

The following archived webinars, available to all OAFP members, have specific information for residents and new-to-practice physicians.

ABFM Certification after Residency: What does it Look Like?

May 11, 2021 | Presentation Slides

Outside of these valuable learning objectives, additional hot topics our panelists covered include sharing how to lower perceived anxiety around completing a quality improvement project, offered tips on keeping everything organized, and provided lessons learned from those a few years into the process.You will also hear how to navigate ABFM Certification after residency, what the ABFM has been up to, and what changes have been made to streamline the process.
After watching the webinar, participants will:
  • Understand the purpose of certification and its impact on patient care
  • Describe the stages in the certification process and activities within each
  • Explain the differences between the Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment and the one-day exam
  • Understand the importance of integrating activities into the work already being done in practice that impact patient care
  • Discuss the best ways to review current processes and find a certification activity to fill gaps in patient care
  • Understand the importance of mapping out certification requirements in order to have the most positive impact on patient care possible
  • Discuss things to keep in mind when transitioning from residency to active practice.

ABFM Family Medicine Certification: A Q&A for Residents

June 15, 2021 | Presentation Slides

Listen as an expert panel from the ABFM and the OAFP on the nitty gritty details about Family Medicine Certification in residency. Hear directly from the ABFM on all of its updates surrounding residency requirements as well as a panel of OAFP members with varied knowledge and expertise on the topic – from a program director, to current resident, and a physician completing their first 10-year cycle – this webinar covers it all!

Topics include:
  • Importance of board certification
  • Difference between certification activities
  • Tips and tricks through residency
  • What I wish I had known/looking back
  • What I’m learning now and how I plan to implement in practice.


Please contact Director of Foundation & Strategic Programs Kaitlin McGuffie or call 800.742.7327.