Setting Rigorous Standards of Care in Integrative Medicine www.aboim.org
Distinguish Yourself Board certification with the ABOIM demonstrates your commitment to Integrative Medicine and provides potential patients, colleagues and others evidence of your mastery of the core competencies. Additionally, as an active Diplomate of ABPS, your specialty-specific certification is listed on your Healthgrades profileâ€”the leading destination for patients to research and select a physician or provider.
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 The formation of ABOIMÂŽ marked an important milestone in the evolution and maturation of the field. ABOIM certification created a benchmark in this emerging specialty through rigorous testing and standards, taking integrative medicine to a new level of recognition and credibility among the general public and in academic circles.
Physicians certified in integrative medicine distinguish themselves to patients as providers who addresses prevention, health and wellness. This represents the logical direction of modern medicine required in providing the best care possible.
integrative medicine the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.*
*as defined by ABOIM and the Consortium of Academic Health Center for Integrative Medicine
Eligibility Requirements Physician 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), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or have a current board certification granted on or before December 1, 2001 AND
Current or previous board certification granted by the ABPS, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) AND
Applicants must also qualify under one of the following: Completion of an ABOIM-approved Fellowship in Integrative Medicine OR Graduation from an accredited four-year naturopathic college OR Graduation from an accredited Accreditation Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) college OR Graduation from an accredited Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) college.
Complete eligibility requirements, application and examination information are available at www.aboim.org.
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