General Practice Training Program

The General Practice Training Program of the American College of General Medicine is the training program that is required under the Standard Primary Pathway of the American Board of General Practice. The General Practice Training Program is not required under the Previous Experience Pathway of the American Board of General Practice. The American Board of General Practice is the board that is recognized, by the physician members of the American Academy of General Physicians, as the board that certifies excellence in the practice of general medicine.

The American Board of General Practice has obtained a Certificate of Accreditation from the American Academy of General Physicians. To view this Certificate of Accreditation, go the following web page on the website of the American Board of General Practice: Certificate of Accreditation of the American Board of General Practice.

The American Board of General Practice has also been determined, by the IRS, to be a non-profit organization. A copy of the Determination Letter from the United States Internal Revenue Service can be seen at the following link on the website of the American Board of General Practice: Determination Letter from IRS Granting Non-Profit Status to American Board of General Practice.

Information, in greater detail, about the American Board of General Practice, can be obtained on the Official Website of the American Board of General Practice at: Official Website of American Board of General Practice.

The General Practice Training Program is a self-study residency program. This program and the American College of General Medicine are recognized and accredited by the American Academy of General Physicians. The American Academy of General Physicians is a non-profit professional society of general-practice physicians.

The General Practice Training Program is comprised of five sections. These sections are the Module Section, the CME Section, the Clinical Skills Evaluation Section, the Professional Society Membership Section, and the AAGP Meeting Attendance Section. Successful completion of all of these sections is required to obtain board certification under the Standard Primary Pathway of the American Board of General Practice. While completion of the entire program is not necessary to obtain board certification the Previous Experience Pathway of the American Board of General Practice, completion of one or more of these sections is required to maintain a board-certified status under the Previous Experience Pathway of the American Board of General Practice. Visit the website of the American Board of General Practice for more details (Official Website of American Board of General Practice).

The Module Section, of the General Practice Training Program, is made up of twelve modules. Each module is divided into four components called a Didactic Component, a Case Presentation Component, a Practice Component and a Post-Test Component. All of the topics covered in the modules, together, make up the Body of Knowledge for the General Practice of Medicine, as defined by the members of the American Academy of General Physicians.

The General Practice Training Program is designed as a 36 month program. However, the General Practice Training Program may be completed at a much faster pace, if 36 months of full-time general practice in the United States has already been completed.

General Practitioners, who have already practiced full-time general practice for 36 months or more, can apply to obtain advance credit for these months of full-time general practice. Those physicians, who so obtain advance credit, have then already completed the Practice Components of all 12 modules in the Module Section. Those physicians need only complete the Didactic Components, Case Presentation Components and Post-Test Components of each of the modules to complete all 12 modules. As previously stated, however, completion of the General Practice Training Program is not necessary to obtain Board Certification from the American Board of General Practice under the Previous Experience Pathway of the American Board of General Practice. However, successful completion of the General Practice Training Program is required to obtain board certification from the American Board of General Practice under the Standard Primary Pathway of the American Board of General Practice.

A physician may also complete the General Practice Training Program at a slower pace. For example, it is possible to take as long as 7.5 years to complete the General Practice Training Program and still maintain a board eligible status with the American Board of General Practice, under the Standard Primary Pathway of the American Board of General Practice. This additional time is for the convenience of the physician. Many physicians do take advantage of this convenience.

For more information about the General Practice Training Program, go to the website of the American College of General Medicine: American College of General Medicine. In order to access this information, you will need the College Access Number. If you have not yet obtained the College Access Number, then you will need to register to use the website of the American College of General Medicine.

For information on the role the General Practice Training Program plays in obtaining board certification from the American Board of General Practice, under the Standard Primary Pathway of the American Board of General Practice, go to the website of the American Board of General Practice: Board Certification information from the American Board of General Practice.

INTERNET LINKS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Recognitions of the American Board of General Practice To learn about the recognitions of the American Board of General Practice, click here.

The Origins of the American Academy of General Physicians Go to this internet link to get more information about the Beginnings of the American Academy of General Physicans.

The Board Eligible Status of the American Board of General Practice The American Board of General Practice has two statuses called Board Eligible Status and Board Certified Status. Click here to learn about the Board Eligible Status and the many bases of the Board Eligible Status of the American Board of General Practice.

Another General Practice Board Another general practice examining and certifying board, is the General Practice Board of America. Click here to go to the website of the General Practice Board of America.

Member Opinions of the American Academy of General Physicians Opinions of the Members of the American Academy of General Physicians are adopted only after much debate. In many cases, the final opinion is the result of motions for amendments to the proposed opinion. Go to this website to get more information.

General Practice Board Certification Click here to obtain information about General Practice Board Certification.

Another general practice professional society Another general practice professional society, is the General Physicians Academy of America. The General Physicians Academy of America is now accepting applications for membership. Click here to go to their website.

Filing an application with the American Board of General Practice Click here to learn about filing an application with the American Board of General Practice.

Pathway of the American Board of General Practice called the Standard Primary Pathway One of the ways to obtain an award of Board Certification from the American Board of General Practice is through the Standard Primary Pathway. To get more information about the Standard Primary Pathway of the American Board of General Practice, click here.

Annual Meetings of the General Members of the American Academy of General Physicians Click here to get additional information pertaining to the Annual Meetings of the General Members of the American Academy of General Physicians.

General Practice of Medicine Click here to obtain information about the General Practice of Medicine.

General Practice Physicians Click here to obtain information about General Practice Physicians and what they are and do.

A research organization for General Practice Physicians A research organization in which general practice physicians or general physicians can participate, is the General Medicine College of America. Click here for information.

American Board of General Practice Click here to go to the website of the American Board of General Practice. The American Board of General Practice is a national examining and certifying board.

Birth of the American Board of General Practice To learn about the birth of the American Board of General Practice began, click here.

Pathway of the American Board of General Practice called the Previous Experience Pathway A pathway that leads to Board Certification from the American Board of General Practice is the Previous Experience Pathway of the American Board of General Practice. Once can learn more about this pathway by clicking at this internet link.

American Academy of General Physicians Click here to go to the website of the American Academy of General Physicians. The American Academy of General Physicians is a national association of general practitioners.

More Details about the Members of the American Academy of General Physicians The Membership of the American Academy of General Physicians is comprised mostly of General Practice Physicians.

American Board of General Practice's History For information about the History of the American Board of General Practice, click here.

Board Certification granted by the American Board of General Practice Go to this internet link to learn about the Meaning of Board Certification granted by the American Board of General Practice.

American College of General Medicine Click here to go to the website of the American College of General Medicine. The American College of General Medicine is an educational organization.

General Practice of Medicine Origins Click here for additional information about the origins of the General Practice of medicine.

General Practice History in the US Click here for more information about General Practice History.