JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW RECERTIFICATION

frequently asked questions

FAQ

The ABOM Journal Article Review Recertification Pathway (JARRP) allows current ABOM diplomates to maintain certification through lifelong learning that is designed to enhance the basic knowledge acquired through the certification process. In order to be eligible to participate in the Journal Article Review Recertification Pathway, diplomates must have passed the American Board of Obesity Medicine exam in 2012 or later.
How does the Journal Article Review Recertification Pathway work?
 

In order to recertify through the Journal Article Review Recertification Pathway, eligible diplomates must:

  • Earn 60 Journal Article Review points by reading a minimum of 60 articles on the topic of obesity designated by the MOC committee during the 10-year certification period, including at least 12 articles every two years, and responding correctly to 75% of the post-article questions for each article. Each article is worth one Journal Article Review point.
  • For each article, if a diplomate does not answer 75% of the questions correctly the first time, the diplomate will be allowed the opportunity to try a second time to answer the questions correctly. There is only one retake opportunity per article.
  • At the end of the 10-year certification period, diplomates earning the required Journal Article Review points will need to show proof of an active medical license and 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.
How much does the Journal Article Review Pathway cost?
The ABOM charges $500 over the course of the 10-year certification period for access to the articles and post-article assessments, payable in installments of $100 every two years.
How do I access the articles?
The articles and the post-article exams are available through ABOM’s online certification management system. Click here to access the system.
How do I find the certification management system?
All diplomates have an account in the online certification management system (CMS). You can access the system here: https://abom.learningbuilder.com

If you have never accessed the system before, you will need to create a new password. To do this, click here and follow the instructions.
How do I know when I am due to recertify?
You can check your certification dates through the online database of diplomates.  Click here to reach the database. Enter your own name in the search box to see your certification dates.

 

Am I eligible to participate in the Journal Article Review Recertification Pathway?
In order to be eligible to participate in the Journal Article Review Recertification Pathway, diplomates must have passed the American Board of Obesity Medicine exam in 2012 or later.
What if I do not want to take part in the Journal Article Review 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.

 

What if I do not complete 12 articles every two years?
Diplomates who do not complete the ongoing journal article requirement (at least 12 articles every two years AND a total of 60 articles), will not be permitted to continue with the Journal Article Pathway and will be required to take the recertification exam in order to recertify.
Is the number of required articles prorated for diplomates due to recertify before 2028?
Eligible diplomates 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: 64 journal articles over nine years

Due to recertify in 2028: first class to complete 60 articles over 10 years

 

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