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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Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

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