For MD or DO Physicians
Our October 31, 2014 exam was the final opportunity to become a Diplomate of the ABIHM. After 2014, we will have phased out our board certification process as we broaden our scope to become the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), a multidisciplinary international academy which will offer its own certification program across advanced health professional disciplines.
Eligibility Requirements Were….
1. MD or DO degree
2. Current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the USA or Canada
3. Board eligible or board certified (current or expired) in an ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education), AOA (American Osteopathic Association), RCPSC (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada) or CFPC (College of Family Physicians of Canada) approved specialty; you may sit for the exam if board eligible and able to produce certificate of completion of residency or verify that you are within 2 months of completion of residency. Diplomate status can be activated only once conventional specialty certification is verified.
Why Did Physicians Choose to Become ABIHM Diplomates?
To undergo what has been the only psychometrically, peer reviewed board exam process in comprehensive integrative holistic medicine, which will continue to represent a powerful seal of approval for the years to come. ABIHM Diplomates demonstrate to peers and patients that they have obtained a credential that attests to knowledge in the field and affords them the recognition of having met a recognized standard of achievement.
Though no further opportunities to become an ABIHM Diplomate are available, ABIHM Diplomates will be able to maintain Active Diplomate status into the future by undergoing the Maintenance of Certification process, which does not require sitting for the exam again. For more information regarding the future of integrative medicine, please read some of our most frequently asked questions.