Approved Fellowships for ABOIM® Eligibility

ABOIM Approved FellowshipsTo be eligible to pursue board certification in Integrative Medicine through the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM), candidates are required to meet several eligibility requirements that were developed by the ABOIM in conjunction with the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). One of the ways that candidates can successfully demonstrate that they have the experience and education required to earn board certification in the field is by completing an ABOIM-approved fellowship in Integrative Medicine.

Integrative Medicine is increasingly becoming popular in mainstream medicine and more institutions of higher learning are offering formal fellowship training in the specialty than ever before. At the ABOIM, we are pleased to have developed close relationships with many of the most well known and highest regarded fellowship programs currently available. We strongly encourage that graduates of these programs take the next step and consider board certification as a way to further distinguish themselves within their chosen field.

A complete list of the fellowship programs that are currently approved by the ABOIM and the ABPS can be found by clicking here or visiting

Board certification indicates that a physician has successfully demonstrated extensive training and experience in their area of expertise. The ABOIM was developed to identify and recognize physicians who have committed themselves to mastering the core concepts and competencies that define Integrative Medicine, and there are few better ways to successfully master the specialty than by completing formal, standardized fellowship training.

If you are considering pursuing board certification in Integrative Medicine and are researching fellowship programs, we strongly encourage you to choose a program from our approved list. To learn more about the ABOIM, our eligibility requirements, and the benefits to board certification, contact us today. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®

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The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine
When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine