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FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

If a sponsoring institution is not a medical school, does it have to have an affiliation with a medical school?

Affiliation with a medical school is not required, but it is desirable. A formal affiliation with a medical school should exist if the sponsoring institution or program represents an important part of the medical school‟s teaching program (e.g., more than occasional rotations).1 Programs with such relationships should have their medical school affiliation agreements available if requested as part of the accreditation review process.

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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.