Recertification for Obesity Medicine Physicians, December 3 – December 10, 2016, administered at Computer-Based Testing Centers throughout the United States.
August 30, 2016 Application Deadline: $500
Diplomates have time-limited board certification status for 10 years. Recertification requires submitting an application and taking the certification examination.
Once recertification is required, the following items must be submitted with the examination application.
Qualifications for Recertification
1. A copy of each of the state, providence or jurisdictional licenses in which the applicant currently practices medicine.
2. Proof of completion of U.S. or Canadian medical residency.
3. Active board certification in an American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) member board or osteopathic medicine equivalent.
4. A minimum of 120 credit hours of continuing medical education (CME) recognized by the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 Credits on the topic of obesity are required for recertification.* The 120 credit hours can be completed within the 10 years prior to recertification. A copy of the applicant’s CME certificates should accompany the application.
Please Note: CME credit hours from the American Society of Bariatric Physicians Fall 2016 meeting and The Obesity Society 2016 ObesityWeek meeting will be valid for the 2016 ABOM examination application with meeting registration documentation submitted with all other application requirements. ALL OTHER CME credit (in-person and at-home) must be completed and documented at the time of application.
*Recognition by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Mainpro M1 credits and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) MOC Section 1 credits on the topic of obesity will also be accepted.