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The COVID-19 pandemic did not keep doctors from seeking certification in obesity medicine. A record 1,400+ physicians applied to take the 2021 American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification exam, which tests doctors for their competency in treating obesity. Physician candidates will take the test between February 18-25 at computer-based testing centers throughout the United States and Canada and through live remote proctoring. The total number of applicants (1,407) represents a 40 percent increase from the previous class of applicants. Over the past two years, more than 2,400 doctors have applied for ABOM certification.
In examining three evidence-based obesity management guidelines – AHA/ACC/TOS, AACE/ACE and OMA, the study found that the majority of physicians had moderate or high adherence to recommendations in these guidelines. The study determined concordance by matching treatment services offered by the physicians with services recommended by each organization. Guideline-recommended treatments have been associated with clinically significant weight loss in clinical trials.
Pilot Program Allows 2021 Exam Candidates To Take Test At Home Or Office American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification candidates will have the option to take the 2021 certification exam remotely, providing test-takers flexibility and convenience at a time...
ABOM Partner Update: The Obesity Medicine Association is now accepting speaker proposals for the Obesity Medicine 2021 Conference Are you interested in speaking at the Obesity Medicine 2021 Conference in Denver April 22-26? The Obesity Medicine Association is looking...
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