ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

qualifications for certification

QUALIFICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATION: FELLOWSHIP PATHWAY

REQUIRED CREDENTIALS

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Proof of an active medical license in the U.S. or Canada.

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Proof of completion of a residency in the U.S. or Canada.

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Active board certification in an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member board or osteopathic medicine equivalent.

REQUIRED FELLOWSHIP DOCUMENTATION

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Proof of successful completion of an on-site clinical fellowship with an obesity component including didactic and clinical training in the following topics: The science and clinical aspects of obesity (epidemiology, pathophysiology, genetics); Understanding obesity stigma and bias and its impact on patient care; Adult medical obesity treatment (i.e. nutritional therapy, behavioral therapy, exercise physiology, pharmacotherapy); Metabolic and bariatric surgery risks, benefits, and complications; Medical complications/comorbidities associated with obesity; Healthcare disparities related to obesity care and public health and policy interventions; Pediatric medical obesity treatment (only required if applicable to fellowship). Completion date of fellowship must be in the 36 months prior to the exam application deadline.

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Letter of attestation from fellowship director confirming acceptable training on the topic of obesity or obesity-related conditions must accompany application. Click here to download attestation letter.

EXAM ADMINISTRATION

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Once required credentials and fellowship documentation are completed, candidates may submit an application to sit for the certification exam. Click here to begin an application.

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The exam is offered on an annual basis at computer-based test centers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

MORE INFORMATION

 

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Click here for a directory of obesity medicine fellowship programs

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Final application deadline: September 1

Fee: $1,500

NEXT TEST WINDOW

November 9-16, 2021 (Apply by September 1, 2021)

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