The ABAM Certified Physician:
Physicians certified by ABAM have the knowledge and skills to provide prevention, screening, intervention and treatment related to drug use disorders and addictions. These addictions can be to alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, including illicit drugs and prescription medications. In addition, these physicians can recognize and treat the psychological and physical complications of addiction. ABAM-certified physicians have taken a rigorous, six-hour examination to verify that they are competent to be Addiction Medicine physicians.
Eligibility Criteria to Sit for the Examination:
Candidates seeking certification must meet the eligibility criteria specified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Candidates must complete all requirements, culminating in the successful completion of the cognitive examination. Each candidate must meet the eligibility requirements including the requisite pre-doctoral medical education, training requirements, licensure requirements, CME Requirements, Full Time Equivalency requirement, and the procedural requirements outlined in the application.