For MD or DO Physicians
Our October 31, 2014 exam will be 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 a multidisciplinary international academy, which will offer its own certification program across advanced health professional disciplines. Please view the Process Details as above.
Eligibility Requirements (All 3 must be met)
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 Become a Diplomate?
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. Demonstrate to your peers and your patients that you have obtained a credential that attests to your knowledge in the field and affords you the recognition of having met a recognized standard of achievement.
Diplomate Status into the Future
Though no further opportunities to become an ABIHM Diplomate will be 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.