There have been recent changes to the certification examination in family medicine. In Spring 2014, residents began taking a Harmonized Exam, which combined both the LMCC Part II and the CCFP exam. However, as of 2016, the harmonized format will no longer be offered. Candidates will be required to register separately for the CFPC’s certification exam and the MCCQE Part II. Please refer to the CFPC website
Separate Exams (beginning 2016)
LMCC Part II: OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) with eight 10-minute stations and eight 5-minute stations with 5-minute post-encounter probes.
SAMPS (Short Answer Management Problems): 40-45 SAMPs to test recall of factual knowledge and problem solving abilities in the areas of definition and management of health problems and critical appraisal.
SOOs (Simulated Office Orals): 5 SOOs designed to simulate a real clinical encounter. East lasts 15 minutes and includes a patient (the examiner) who will present with a primary and secondary complaint, which the examinee must uncover. The examination will assess both the definition and management of each health problem. The scoring system focuses on the candidate’s approach to dealing with patients—including their ability to understand the patient's unique experience and to establish a positive doctor-patient relationship, using a patient-centered clinical method. Getting the "right diagnosis" plays only a minor role in the scoring.
Examination fee (2017) = $2,902