Apply now to become an Accredited Fellowship Training Program in Addiction Medicine
The National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine is in the process of expanding the education and training of physicians in addiction medicine, with a special emphasis on prevention and screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT), particularly for adolescents and young adults. Additionally, there are 24 Fellowship Programs in Addiction Medicine that are accredited by The ABAM Foundation. For all interested programs, applications to become accredited can found found below.
2014-2015 Program Accreditation Application Form and Accreditation Cycle
Compendium of Educational Activities
The ABAM Foundation Accredits New Residencies
24 Accredited Residencies
A Million awarded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to The ABAM Foundation to Establish a National Center.
Chevy Chase, Maryland – September 30, 2013 – The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Foundation a three-year, $2 million grant to establish The National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine. The purpose of the new Center will be to expand the education and training of physicians in addiction medicine, with a special emphasis on prevention and screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT), particularly for adolescents and young adults. The Center will be directed by Richard Blondell, MD, Professor of Family Medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Addiction Medicine: The Birth of a New Discipline- Jama Internal Medicine
Substance use is highly prevalent, a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality and accounts for over $500 billion in economic costs in the United States annually. The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported that 32% binge drink and nearly 7% reported heavy drinking over the past 30 days. With these alarming figures and more, it seems clear that the path has been paved for addiction medicine to become an integrated part of mainstream medicine. [ Read More ]
December Deadline Fast Approaching for Completion of MOC Requirements
By December 15, 2014, Time Limited Diplomates must complete 12 out of 32 Self Assessment Modules, and Pay the annual MOC fee. Diplomates can complete their requirements by logging into the [ Diplomate Web Portal ]
Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment, CME CREDITS DUE
Beginning in 2013, each Diplomate is required to complete 26 AMAPRA Category 1 Credits™ in addiction medicine every two years.
NOTE: CME credits are NOT automatically added to your Tracker upon completion; you must manually enter them. The link below outlines how to add both ABAM-Approved CME Credits and Self-Reported CME Credits to your Diplomate Portal Tracker.
Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Handbook
Thirteen of the 26 CME must come from ABAM approved activities. The other CME credits can be self-reported as long as the activity is related to addiction medicine and is Category 1. In this manner, CME credits accrued for the MOC program of one’s primary board may be used to meet this requirement. These CME activities and credits are in addition to the Self-Assessment Activities described above.
Changes to MOC add Flexibility and Value
In Response to Diplomate Feedback, ABAM Implements Changes to the 2013-2014 MOC Program Requirements ABAM understands the importance of your feedback in refining our new and evolving MOC program. Therefore, and in consideration of the constructive feedback you have offered, the following changes will be implemented for the remainder of the 2014 MOC Program. You can view the [changes to the 2014 ABAM MOC Program ]
CERTIFICATION EXAM next offered: Oct. 17 & Oct. 19, 2015.
April 30, 2015
Late Application Deadline:
July 1, 2015
2014 Exam Scores sent by email to Examinees by Feb. 2015.
CME & Exam Prep info is on the Exam Preparation tab.
Examinees: it is important to do the Exam Tutorial. (WinZip or WinRar is required to open. This is a windows-based program, not supported by Mac operating systems.) Use instructions to download tutorial.