Sildenafil is used to treat men who have erectile dysfunction (also called sexual impotence). Sildenafil belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors.

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Quick Reminder: Instead of a separate username and password for the FPIN Institute, it is now hosted on our own website! To access the Institute, you only need the universal member password. You should have already received this information. If you need assistance with the universal member password, contact us.

New Institute features:

  • Simple interface
  • One universal password
  • Comprehensive quizzes to better assess learning
  • Completion certificates emailed directly to you
  • Mobile friendly platform

To view some of the new changes, we invite you to watch our short getting started videos.


Onsite writing workshops bring FPIN to your program for a 4-hour guided session; an optimal solution for expediting the implementation of your scholarly writing projects.

An expanding catalog of EBM courses designed to help faculty, residents, and students succeed! Available resources include structured EBM teaching tools and step-by-step tutorials for searching and appraising literature and completing FPIN writing projects. Don’t miss the PURLs Journal Club Toolkits!

Completed the FPIN Institute modules and looking to get started on your question or topic? This page is your home for signing up for your eMedRef, HelpDesk Answer or Clinical Inquiry.

Get Published in Our Indexed, Peer-reviewed Publication

Evidence-Based Practice is a monthly journal focused on topics relevant to the daily practice of family medicine. Each issue contains content addressing timely and pertinent questions related to patient care.

  • Peer-reviewed
  • Earn CME credits
  • Indexed in the CINAHL Database


$59/year FPIN members, $119/year non-members, 48 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM!


Get residents involved in the scholarship of integration by writing a letter to the editor of Evidence-Based Practice. EBP is nationally and internationally disseminated to other FPIN programs and libraries. Writing a letter to the editor provides residents with the unique opportunity to synthesize knowledge, incorporate real life experience and back it with the best available evidence.

HelpDesk Answers (HDAs) are brief, structured, evidence-based answers to clinical questions written by physicians for physicians. HDAs are 450 to 600 words, drawing from the best available recent evidence including: meta-analyses, evidence-based guidelines, or original research.
HDAs are peer reviewed and published in Evidence-Based Practice.

The Clinical Inquiry (CI) project is designed for faculty with protected time for writing. Faculty interested in writing a CI must first successfully write and publish two HelpDesk Answers before beginning a CI. This rigorous writing project takes about 40-50 hours over 9-12 months to complete. CI’s are published in The Journal of Family Practice, American Family Physician, and Evidence-Based Practice.

PURLs (Priority Updates from the Research Literature) distill the latest literature to those few articles that are relevant, practice-changing, and able to be implemented immediately.
The PURLS system was developed in a collaborative partnership of the FPIN and The Journal of Family Practice.

Also learn more about the PURLs Journal Club member benefit here.

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