JOURNAL ARTICLE RECERTIFICATION PATHWAY
QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECERTIFICATION: JOURNAL ARTICLE PATHWAY
The information below was released on August 28, 2017. It includes initial details of ABOM’s new recertification pathway.This page will be updated as specific details regarding journal article access become available in early 2018. Click here to access FAQs.
REQUIRED JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW POINTS
Earn a minimum of 60 Journal Article Review points during the 10-year certification period, including a minimum of 12 Journal Article Review points every two years. Journal Article Review points are earned by reading articles on the topic of obesity designated by the Journal Article Review Advisory Panel AND responding correctly to 75% of the post-article questions for each article. Each article completed successfully is worth 1 Journal Article point.
For each article, if a diplomate does not answer 75% of the questions correctly the first time, the diplomate will be provided with a list of supporting references and have one opportunity to try a second time to answer the questions correctly.
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
At the end of the 10-year certification period, diplomates completing the required journal article review tests and earning at least 60 Journal Article Review points will need to show proof of an active medical license and proof of active certification in an ABMS board in order to be eligible for recertification.
Diplomates successfully earning the required Journal Article Review points and providing proof of active medical license and active ABMS board certification will be exempt from the recertification exam. These diplomates will be granted another 10-year certification term.
ALTERNATIVE RECERTIFICATION PATHWAY
Diplomates who do not wish to participate in the Journal Article Review Recertification Pathway may choose to take the recertification exam at the end of their 10-year certification period in order to recertify.
In order to be eligible to sit for the exam, diplomates must show proof of an active medical license and proof of an active ABMS board certification
Diplomates due to recertify in 2020, 2021, and 2022 are not eligible to participate in the Journal Article Pathway and must take the recertification exam in order to recertify.
Diplomates due to recertify from 2023-2027 will complete a pro-rated number of articles based on the recertification dates below.
Due to recertify in 2023: 30 journal articles over five years
Due to recertify in 2024: 36 journal articles over six years
Due to recertify in 2025: 42 journal articles over seven years
Due to recertify in 2026: 48 journal articles over eight years
Due to recertify in 2027: 54 journal articles over nine years
Due to recertify in 2028: first class to complete 60 articles over 10 years
JOURNAL ARTICLE ACCESS
You will be able to access the Journal Article Review Portal through ABOM’s online certification management system (CMS) in early 2018. Check this page for updates.