JOURNAL ARTICLE RECERTIFICATION PATHWAY
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 allowed the opportunity to try a second time to answer the questions correctly. There is only one retake opportunity per article.
ABOM will post a minimum of 20 Journal Articles for review during each two-year cycle. Diplomates who do not earn the required Journal Article Review points from this pool of articles will be removed from the JARRP program.
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
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.
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: 54 journal articles over nine years
Due to recertify in 2028: first class to complete 60 articles over 10 years