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The requirements for board eligibility and board certification in the field of General Practice Medicine have been developed based on a review and analysis of the current state of clinical practice and knowledge in the field of General Practice as it is reflected in medical literature. The American Board of General Practice (ABGP) monitors advances in the field of Medicine and makes revisions in the certification process accordingly.

Board Eligibility 

In order to be board eligible through the ABGP the member must meet at least one of the following set of requirements:

Pathway #1

    • Hold a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, district or territory of the United States, a current unrestricted DEA certificate, and current malpractice insurance. The member must become board certified within three (3) years from the date of becoming board eligible.
    • Graduation from a medical or osteopathic school which is accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or graduation from a medical school or osteopathic school which is recognized by the World Health Organization.
    • Have completed one (1) year in an ACGME/AOA/WHO-approved residency program, and
    • Have a minimum of one (1) year of practice in any specialty or one (1) year of full-time teaching in a post-graduate training program accredited by the ACGME/AOA.
    • Completion of 150 hours of Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) within the past three (3) years, and
    • Be a member in good standing with the American Academy of General Physicians.

Pathway #2

    • Hold a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, district or territory of the United States, a current unrestricted DEA certificate, and current malpractice insurance. The member must become board certified within three (3) years from the date of becoming board eligible.
    • Graduation from a medical or osteopathic school which is accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or graduation from a medical school or osteopathic school which is recognized by the World Health Organization.
    • Completion of any residency of three (3) or more years in a specialty which is accredited by the ACGME/AOA or WHO.
    • Have a minimum of one (1) year of practice in any specialty or one (1) year of full-time teaching in a post-graduate training program accredited by the ACGME/AOA
    • Completion of 50 hours of Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) within the past three (3) years, and
    • Be a member in good standing with the American Academy of General Physicians.

Information submitted by the applicant is subject to verification. Submission of false or misleading information is grounds for exclusion from the certification process.

Board Certification

The ABGM is presently reviewing and revising the requirements for board certification. Former AAGP board certified members needing additional information on continuing or reinstating board certification are encouraged to contact us by phone at 844-362-7743 or by E-mail.