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Setting Rigorous Standards of Care in Integrative Medicine www.aboim.org


A Whole-Person Approach to Medicine Are you a physician who incorporates the concepts of health promotion, illness prevention and healthy living into your medical practice? The American Board of Integrative Medicine速 offers qualified physicians an accepted way to demonstrate their mastery of knowledge, competencies, experience, and commitment to the field of integrative medicine.

Finally there is a way for qualified physicians to present themselves as experts in offering competent integrative care to patients. Andrew Weil, M.D. Professor of Medicine and Public Health University of Arizona


Integrative Medicine Comes of Age Integrative Medicine速 Comes of Age The formation of ABOIM marks an 速 evolution and important milestone in the The formation of ABOIM marks an maturation of the field. ABOIM certification important milestone in the evolution and is creating aofbenchmark in this certification emerging maturation the field. ABOIM specialty rigorous and is creatingthrough a benchmark in testing this emerging standards, taking rigorous integrative medicine specialty through testing and to a new level taking of recognition andmedicine credibility standards, integrative to among the general public and credibility in academic a new level of recognition circles. among the general public and in academic circles.

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Eligibility Requirements Candidates who wish to seek board certification from ABOIM® must meet the following eligibility requirements among others: ·         Completion of residency training in a program approved by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) ·         Current or past completion of board certification granted by the ABPS, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Board


In addition, ABOIM applicants must meet one of the following criteria: ·         Completion of an ABOIM-approved Fellowship in Integrative Medicine ·         Graduation from an accredited four-year naturopathic college ·         Graduation from an accredited National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) college ·         Graduation from an accredited Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) college ·

Current ABIHM board certification, active practice of integrative medicine, Integrative Medicine in Residency training, and/or significant CME credits earned in integrative medicine

Complete eligibility requirements, application and examination information are available at http://www.abpsus.org/ integrative-medicine.


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American Board of Integrative Medicine  

Board certification from the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) enables successful candidates to present themselves to the pub...

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