Preparing for the Certification Examination in Family Medicine

The Certification Examination in Family Medicine is comprised of two components: a written examination and an oral examination. 

The written examination is comprised of short answer management problems (SAMPs), which are designed to test a candidate's recall of factual knowledge and problem solving abilities in the area of definition of health problems, management of health problems, and critical appraisal. This portion of the examination will be delivered using computer-based technology. It will be approximately four hours in length and will take place on Friday. 

The oral examination is comprised of five simulated office orals (SOOs) each 15 minutes in length. SOOs take place on Saturday or Sunday. 

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