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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