Final Reminder for Limited-Time Eligibility Options With the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®)

If you’re an integrative medicine practitioner who is interested in becoming board certified in the specialty, you should know that some eligibility requirements for certification with the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) will expire on December 31, 2022. This change means that all allopathic and osteopathic physicians who apply for ABOIM certification after this date must complete an ABOIM-approved fellowship to be eligible.

As a result, after December 31, 2022, the ABOIM will no longer accept the following eligibility options:

  • Graduation from an accredited Accreditation Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) college OR
  • Graduation from an accredited Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) college OR
  • Graduation from a practitioner or doctoral Ayurveda training program and successful completion of the Ayurvedic Practitioner Certification exam from the National Ayurvedic Medicine Association Certification Board (NAMACB)

As a Member Board of the nationally recognized American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), the ABOIM offers the only integrative medicine certification program in the United States and is committed to a certification process that espouses all the foundational tenets of this evidence-based practice, including health promotion, illness prevention, and healthy living.

For more details about the ABOIM’s eligibility requirements, or for information about our clinically based exams for integrative medicine certification, contact the ABPS today.

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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.

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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.

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Integrative Medicine