4-Year Extension of Practice Pathway for Addiction Medicine

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) have announced the American Board of Medical Specialties’ (ABMS) approval of a four-year extension of the practice pathway in Addiction Medicine. The extension will allow experienced Addiction Medicine physicians who have not completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited fellowship in Addiction Medicine to apply for the Addiction Medicine certification exam through the 2025 Exam Cycle.

“We are very pleased that ABMS recognized the importance of continuing to expand the workforce of ABPM Certified Addiction Medicine specialists at this challenging time,” said ABPM Chair, Hernando “Joe” Ortega, Jr., MD, MPH.  “The opioid crisis our nation has been battling for several years has now been compounded by the pandemic and what will undoubtedly be its lingering effects well beyond 2020. The nation clearly has a critical need for board-certified physicians in Addiction Medicine.”

Read more: https://www.theabpm.org/2020/11/30/the-american-board-of-preventive-medicine-and-the-american-society-of-addiction-medicine-announce-a-four-year-extension-of-the-practice-pathway-for-addiction-medicine/

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