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KSA Working Group at Annual Meeting
Saturday October 19, 2019
NIU Conference Center, 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563


8:00 am – 12:00 pm - Palliative Medicine
Be the first to work on this NEW KSA!
Developed by the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association, and approved by the ABFM.

Special reduced rates for Residents!
Physicians - $250*
New Physicians - $200*
Residents - $75*

Online registration in closed. Please register onsite!

*Does not include any ABFM exam fees
You do not have to register to attend the Annual Meeting with you are just attending the KSA.

Group Study Information

At the group study we will work through all of these questions as a group.  You do not need to prep for this workshop or bring a laptop. Copies of the questions provided by the ABFM will be available onsite.  We will plan to cover the entire 60 question KSA onsite. Our main goal is to pass the exam, with an expert speaker offering assistance and background information on each question. First, questions will be displayed giving participants time to respond. Next, the speaker will work through the content of the question and give information based on the references. The question will then be displayed again and the group will agree on one answer.  All answers will be submitted as a group and individuals will be credited for completion of the knowledge self-assessment.

ABFM Information

A completed KSA will provide 10 certification points and 8 CME credits toward ABFM certification requirements. Application for live continuing medical education (CME) credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. The certification point system requires that diplomates now accumulate 50 MC-FP points in each stage with completion of at least one Part II activity which is now a KSA instead of a SAM. KSA activities are worth 10 points each and the clinical self-assessment (CSAs) will be valued at 5 points. With the unhinging of the clinical simulation component from the knowledge self-assessment, live group study KSA participants can chose to complete the CSA at a later time of their choosing.

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 (ABFM - 877-223-7437). 

The ABFM will charge a fee to take their test; 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 for the KSA activity in advance to earn credit for participation in the program.  After completion of the KSA, if you owe your Family Medicine Certification process fee for the year, you will be prompted to pay this within you ABFM Physician Portfolio in order to receive credit for this activity. 


Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.