All DOs are advised that the term “family practice” has been officially changed to “family medicine” in the official documents of the AOA, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP). The change better differentiates a family physician’s level of medical training and scope of practice from other practitioners and emphasizes the advanced training of the osteopathic family physician. DOs certified by the AOBFP do not need to obtain a replacement certificate, but may request one for a $100 fee online. The ACOFP’s training documents will be titled “Basic Standards for Residency Training in Osteopathic Family Medicine and Manipulative Treatment,” and “family medicine” will replace “family practice” throughout. The ACOFP and AOBFP will not be changing their organizational names. Additional questions can be directed to Cheryl Gross, Director of the AOA Division of Certification, at (312) 312-8000 ext.8105.