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FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the ABAM Diplomates?

As of December, 2011, ABAM has certified 2,555 physicians in addiction medicine, all of whom have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in an ABMS specialty, or hold an ABMS certificate from one of the ABMS’ 24 member boards.

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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.