This year IFM is taking its premier, case-based course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) online for the first time ever. Understanding that remote learning is a new experience for many, IFM is committed to educating practitioners about what to expect in AFMCP Online.
This highly interactive course incorporates the latest medical research with an engaging model of care, featuring lectures, case studies, discussion forums, and quizzes that lead practitioners down the path to be global leaders in Functional Medicine care. What will it be like to attend AFMCP Online? Here is a look into AFMCP Online by the numbers.
34 CME Credits Available, Applicable to Many Different Boards*
Just as the in-person course does, AFMCP Online fulfills the first of seven courses required for IFM Certification. Practitioners holding various licensures and board certifications have the opportunity to claim continuing medical education (CME) credits for attending AFMCP Online.
Throughout AFMCP Online, a diverse set of IFM educators will provide in-depth, evidence-based overviews of the six physiological systems—cardiometabolic, immune, hormone, energy, gastrointestinal, and detox—which form the foundation for treating a wide array of clinical disorders.
35 Hours of Video
Participants will learn to design effective, personalized treatment plans, with particular focus on patient history, the microbiome, genetics, clinical nutrition, and lifestyle factors.
5 Chapters & 5 Quizzes
Quizzes will help keep practitioners on track and engaged in the lecture material. Throughout the course, there will be a total of five tests, featuring five questions per test. There will also be interactive elements within the videos, some of are “mini quizzes.”
24/7 access to an AFMCP Online Facebook community
Access to IFM-hosted private Facebook group for community interaction.
90 Days To Finish The Course @ Any Location You Choose
AFMCP Online learners can come and go as they please throughout the course, within a 90-day time frame. There are an unlimited number of places you can take the course from, including coffee shops, by the beach, at the pool, in a home office.
370 IFM Toolkit Resources
AFMCP Online students will be able to access the IFM Toolkit for the duration of the course. This highly valuable resource contains about 370 items, including questionnaires, intake forms, lifestyle recommendations, and food plans to assist you and your patients in meeting their health goals. As well, upon registration for AFMCP Online, students will have access to IFM’s Nutrition-Oriented Physical Exam online course.
More than 1 Million Searches a Year for Functional Medicine-Trained Practitioners on IFM’s Website
One of our website’s most popular features, Find A Functional Medicine Practitioner is the largest database for patients searching for Functional Medicine clinicians. To get listed in Find A Practitioner, clinicians must have attended AFMCP and hold an active IFM membership
* The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 34.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Institute for Functional Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.