ABFM's National Journal Club Offers Self-Assessment Credit

Oct. 26, 2022 - In 2021, the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) introduced a convenient solution for physicians to read contemporary, practice changing, and methodologically rigorous peer-reviewed medical articles while earning points toward their certification requirement along with CME. The ABFM National Journal Club (NJC) provides physicians the opportunity to earn one CME credit and one certification point per completed article, as long as they successfully complete a short four-question assessment following their reading.

Physicians who complete 10 NJC articles will earn 10 certification points and fulfill their Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) requirement for the current three-year stage. Those who have already completed their minimum certification activity requirement may still enjoy as many articles as they’d like, as the NJC is a free service. There are currently 45 articles available for review within your MyABFM Portfolio. The article archive is updated twice each year, in the spring and fall, so check back regularly to see the latest updates and new advancements in medical literature. 

To date, physicians have participated in NJC significantly, utilizing more than 120,000 articles. Feedback has been extremely positive for both the quality of the articles and questions and also for the convenience of using these for self-assessment credit.

To learn more, visit theabfm.org/sites/default/files/2022-04/22_ABFM_NJC_Self-Assessment_NoLogos_Flyer.pdf