HOT News at FPIN

Happy Holidays!

More technology changes are coming to FPIN! In addition to the launch of the new website, we are also excited to share with you that the FPIN Institute will now be hosted on our website, starting January 1, 2015. For you, our members, this means a simpler interface, comprehensive quizzes to better assess learning, and one universal password. No longer will you have to remember a separate username and password to access the Institute content! Look for more information to come soon!

New website features:

  • Instead of a login, a universal password will be used to access privileged membership areas of the site. You can now access all sign-up forms on one easy to find page! To access this member’s only page, you will need your universal membership password. If you need to request this information, please contact us.
  • The membership resources for ALL projects are now accessible on ONE page.
  • A dynamic site map and a search box have been developed to ensure you can find the content you are seeking from anywhere on the FPIN website.
  • More member photos have been integrated, allowing everyone to see our mission in action.

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

Have questions or feed-back regarding the new changes? Let us know!


Family Physicians Inquiries Network

PURLs Tweets

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!


eMedRef is FPIN’s introductory writing series designed to introduce authors into the writing and editorial process. PEPID is a company that produces many products, including Primary Care Plus (PCP), which allows the user portable access to all of eMedRef topics stored in the PEPID database. PEPID also includes a drug interaction calculator that is quickly searchable at the point of care.

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.