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FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

The ABAM Foundation Program Requirements say addiction medicine training programs must be sponsored by an “educational institution” (Intro B.3). Does that mean the sponsoring institution must be a medical school?

It must be an entity capable of assuming the academic and financial responsibility for graduate medical education, but it does not have to be a medical school. For more information on sponsoring institution responsibilities, see the ABAM Foundation Program Requirements, Section I.A and the ACGME Institutional Requirements. For some examples of organizations that serve as sponsoring institutions, see the “sponsoring institution” entry in the ACGME Glossary.

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ABAM offers a Transitional Maintenance of Certification program for its current diplomates and a public listing of physicians who hold active ABAM certification status. In March, 2016 the American Board of Medical Specialties formally recognized addiction medicine as a multi-specialty subspecialty. Future certification examinations in addiction medicine will be administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.