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FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

The Program Requirements say the Program Director and physician faculty must be ABAM-certified or have acceptable specialty qualifications – what are some examples of the latter?

Examples include having met the eligibility requirements to sit for the ABAM certification exam, or holding certification from the American Society of Addiction Medicine or the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (for Addiction Psychiatry). In all cases, those without current ABAM certification are encouraged to obtain it.

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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.