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American Board of Family Medicine

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is the second-largest medical specialty board in the United States. Founded in 1969, it is a voluntary, not-for-profit, private organization whose purposes include:

  • Improving the quality of medical care available to the public
  • Establishing and maintaining standards of excellence in the specialty of Family Medicine
  • Improving the standards of medical education for training in Family Medicine
  • Determining by evaluation the fitness of specialists in Family Medicine who apply for and hold certificates


Phone number: 859-335-7513