The American Board of Prevention Medicine (a member board of the Amercian Board of Medical Specialties) worked with the Addiction Medicine Foundation to develop the Addiction Medicine Subspecialty Certification and examination, which meets ABPM and ABMS standards. Click here for FAQs.
Physicians who are already certified by any of the 24 Member Boards of the ABMS are eligible to apply. During the first five years the examination is given, individuals will be qualified by the Practice Pathway. The Practice Pathway is the mechanism in place for physicians to meet eligibility requirements for certification in Addiction Medicine without completing an Addiction Medicine fellowship. This pathway will be available for the first five years the new subspecialty examination is administered. For Addiction Medicine, the five-year interval is from 2017 through 2021.