Formal Process Begins to Bring Addiction Medicine into American Board of Medical Specialties as Subspecialty

In February, the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) sent a required “Letter of Intent” to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) announcing the forthcoming submission of an application for the new subspecialty. This is the first step in a detailed ABMS review process that takes approximately 18 months. Although this process is the responsibility of ABPM as the sponsoring board, the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) will encourage and support the vital undertaking…Acceptance by ABMS will have enormous ramifications for the field of addiction medicine. Read more

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