Table 1.

Comparison of Original American Board of Family Medicine Recertification Process with Maintenance of Certification Paradigm

RecertificationMaintenance of Certification
I. Valid and unrestricted licenseI. Professional standing
Valid and unrestricted license
II. 300 hours of CMEII. Self-assessment and lifelong learning
300 CME credits
Self-assessment modules
III. Recertification examinationIII. Assessment of cognitive expertise
Maintenance of certification examination
IV. Computerized office record reviewIV. Performance in practice
Performance in practice modules
  • CME, continuing medical education.