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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I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine