Work on a number of ABFM’s Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) activities together with your  peers in a classroom-like setting and get it done more efficiently!

 The IL AFP KSA activity offers a convenient and high-quality solution for your busy schedule to complete the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Maintenance of Certification (MoC)      Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA).  
  Our Group Study Workshops takes you through the 60 core competency questions to determine the correct answers. After the session, IAFP staff will report your answers directly to the ABFM.



 Upcoming Group Study

Musculoskeletal Virtual KSA two-part virtual series
November 28-29, 2023 from 6:00 - 9:00pm CT

Developed and presented by Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association (IPMA) in collaboration with IAFP

Registration is now closed


$400 IL AFP Members and AAFP Members

$500 for non-members

Note: This does not cover your ABFM fee, this fee amount varies depending on your re-election cycle.  Please contact the ABFM directly at [email protected] with any questions regarding your portfolio or re-election cycle.


No matter what department you are in, MSK issues are some of the most common issues presenting to clinicians. From back pain to knee injuries, this comprehensive review will help you improve your patient care! Join this interactive group discussion of Musculoskeletal Medicine’s best practices and procedures.

Co-developed by practicing family, occupational, and sports medicine physicians from Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association (IPMA), the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), this ABFM approved, new Knowledge Skills Assessment (KSA)provides family physicians the opportunity to brush up on their knowledge in PRIMARY CARE Musculoskeletal Medicine.

What’s covered?

1. Principles of diagnosing common musculoskeletal conditions of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine.

2. Principles of managing common musculoskeletal conditions of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine.

3. Focusing on functional improvement as it relates to return to work and activity.

4. Understanding the role of and appropriately utilizing ancillary health care providers (OT, PT, etc.) in the care of musculoskeletal conditions.

5. Recognizing when musculoskeletal problems require advanced diagnostic testing and/or referral.

6. Recognizing and managing musculoskeletal emergencies.


Links to the ZOOM webinars will be emailed to you by November 22, 2023.  We will work through 30 questions at each workshop.    

Registrants must attend both sessions in order for IPMA to submit their answers to the ABFM for credit.


Douglas W. Martin MD, FAAFP

Dr. Douglas Martin is an ABFM Diplomate specializing in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. His expertise includes work comp related injuries, aviation, commercial driver, immigration, and post-job offer examinations, surveillance and hearing evaluations, fitness for duty determinations, IMEs, and independent file reviews. Dr. Martin provides clinical and operational leadership to business health services in Sioux City and the surrounding communities.


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 sent with your Zoom login link. We will plan to cover the entire 20 questions per workshop day. Our main goal is to pass the exam, with an expert speakers offering assistance and background information on each question. First, questions will be displayed giving participants time to respond by poll. Next, the speaker will work through the content of the question and give information based on the references and the group will determine the best answer. All answers will be submitted as a group and individuals will be credited for completion of the knowledge self-assessment.  Questions can be asked throughout the workshop using the chat feature.

Cancellation Pollcy

You may cancel without penalty if cancellation request is received up to and including 15 days prior to the start of the event. No refunds or credits will be issued on cancellation requests received fewer than 15 days prior to the start KSA.  You may email registration to cancel. 

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.