Upcoming Virtual KSA’s

Topics and Times

Sunday, October 16, 2022

4:30pm CST

Topic: Care of Hospitalized Patients

20 spots available

Registration now open.

Registration closes 5:00pm CST Friday, September 30 and is capped at 20 registrants.


The MDAFP must receive notice of cancellation in writing no later than 3 weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests for full cancellations will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee. View full Cancellation Policy.

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

4:30pm CST

Topic: Care of Women

20 spots available

Registration will open this summer.

Registration closes 5:00pm CST Friday, November 4 and is capped at 20 registrants.

$125 MDAFP members

$250 non-members

The Maryland Academy of Family Physicians, in partnership with the Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, is excited to announce a set of virtual, American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)-endorsed Family Medicine Certification knowledge self-assesment (KSA) group study focused on 1) Care of Hospitalized Patients and 2) Care of Women. These programs are limited to the first 20 members who register. Additional registrants after 20 will be placed on a wait list. Waitlisted registrants will be refunded in full if they do not get into the session.

This innovative program will use a robust web-based system that will allow family physician learners from across the country the opportunity to complete the KSA while engaging their peers and an expert content leader from a location of their choosing.

This virtual learning session offers an innovative method for delivering a KSA nationwide to a large group of physician learners at the same time. Completion of this KSA will provide participants with 10 certification points towards their ABFM certification requirement. In addition, this activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8 live Prescribed continuing medical education credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

How Does it Work:

Each day of the KSA, participants will use an online polling system to work through KSA questions with out palliative care expert. Our main goal is to pass the exam, with an expert speaker offering assistance when questions arise. First, questions will be displayed giving participants approximately 30 seconds to respond (time varies based on speed of participant response). Next, results will be displayed and discussed. Finally, answers will be submitted as a group and individuals will be credited for completion of the knowledge self-assessment, once evaluations have been submitted.

To Participate You Will Need:

To participate, you will need a computer (desktop or laptop) with a reliable high-speed internet connection, and a completed registration. You will also need a telephone and/or speaker capabilities, but a microphone is NOT needed, as all lines will be muted.

Registration Information:

Registration is limited to the first 20 participants and will be taken on a first-paid, first-served basis. The cost to attend is $125 for members and $250 for non-members.

The deadline to register for Care of Hospitalized Patients is September 30. The deadline to register for Care of Women is November 4. ABFM fees still apply.

ABFM Information:

If this is your first step in the Family Medicine Certification process, please be sure to contact the ABFM (877-223-7437) and obtain your ABFM ID. If you do not recall your password, please use the “Help! I forgot my password and/or username” link on the ABFM website to reset your password. If you have any questions about how many Family Medicine Certification activities are required for you at this time and/or when you need to complete them, the ABFM can assist you.

The ABFM charges a Certification Process Fee; the amount varies depending on your re-election cycle. This fee is in addition to the cost to participate in our program. You do not need to pay the Certification Process Fee in advance to earn credit for participation in the program. 

American Board of Family Medicine

National Journal Club

To help family physicians stay current with medical literature, support shared decision making with patients and families, and advocate for their patients with sub-specialists, health systems and payers, ABFM has launched the National Journal Club activity.

In April 2022 more than 45 new articles have been added to our National Journal Club.  Enjoy the latest in research related to family medicine and earn certification points while you learn.  Diplomates will select an article of their choosing, review the article, and then will participate in a short article assessment. Upon successful completion of an article assessment the Diplomate will receive 1 certification point. Successfully completing 10 article assessments will  fulfill the KSA requirement for the current certification stage requirement.   

You can learn more by visiting the National Journal Club page of the ABFM website, or get started today by logging in to your MyABFM portfolio.

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