Tampa, FL- The American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), which was formed to recognize leading physicians in one of the fastest growing medical specialties, will conclude its Limited -Time Eligibility Option near the end of 2016.
The Limited-Time Eligibility Option is for highly-qualified physicians with extensive experience in integrative medicine, who may not have had formal fellowship training, closes on December 1, 2016. After that date, the completion of an approved fellowship in integrative medicine will be required to be considered for board certification with the ABOIM.
The ABOIM is committed to having the strongest pool of Diplomates possible. The Limited-Time Eligibility Option was developed to identify integrative medicine physician leaders with extensive, certifiable experience and expertise.
“It ensures that we are able to recognize physicians who already have expertise in Integrative Medicine,” said ABOIM Chair Randy Horwitz, MD.. “Current Diplomates who previously qualified under this option have proven themselves to be well-trained and well-versed in the tenets and philosophies of the field, he said.”
To qualify for this option, physicians must have amassed a minimum of 500 points, which are calculated according to these guidelines:
- 200 points for active certification from the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
- 50 points for each year of certifiable clinical practice in integrative medicine, with a maximum of 250 points (one year of practice is required).
- 1 point for every documented hour of AMA PRA Category One CME in integrative medicine within the last eight years, with a maximum of 500 points
- 1 point for every documented AMA PRA Category Two CME in the field in the last eight years, with a maximum of 160 points
After December 1, 2016, all applicants must have completed an approved integrative medicine fellowship, which can be found online athttp://www.aboim.org. To learn more, contact the ABOIM today at (813) 433-2277.
ABOIM is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), a nationally recognized multispecialty certifying organization headquartered in Tampa, FL.