For each year, each examinee was classified by the ABFM as either (a) belonging to a program that contained a sports medicine fellowship, or (b) not belonging to a program that contained a sports medicine fellowship.
Faculty and graduates of the Halifax Sports Medicine Fellowship program at the Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida were asked to sort each examination question into (a) non-musculoskeletal sports medicine questions and (b) general family medicine questions on the ABFM ITE.
Although the ABFM
is the only board so far to join ABIM in the pilot program, it's possible that the American Board of Pediatrics or other boards may join, Mr.
With large numbers of Board Certified family physicians now participating in the ABFM
MOC process, we felt strongly it was important to assess the impact that this participation has on the delivery of care to their patients," said James C.
Additional information on the Wireless Media Center, the XCode and the Matrix chipsets and the ABFM
software can be found on http://www.
Additionally, the American Board of Family Medicine and NCQA have an agreement under which ABFM
members recognized for quality care through NCQA's physician recognition programs will also receive credit towards their Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians (MC-FP).
Working in partnership with Prometric, the ABFM will realize a number of improvements and efficiencies to its testing program, including eliminating the need for the ABFM to maintain its own technology, test driver and banking system, thereby reducing its costs.
The ABFM was impressed with the diligence that the Prometric staff demonstrated in meeting our testing needs and requirements," said James C.
Ray Kelly, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Client Services, stated, "The ABFM was seeking a testing partner who could provide cost-effective access to reliable technology that would cover every element of its test program and take them to the next generation of computer based testing.
The ABFM believes that its certified family physicians have successfully demonstrated their ability and have proven their commitment to the public, the specialty of Family Medicine and the profession.
At the core of the reference design is ViXS' XCode and ABFM
network management software, which provide real time transrating and transcoding of multiple SD/HD video streams, and ViXS' Matrix, an 802.