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FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Is it required that sponsoring institutions be already approved by the ACGME to offer graduate medical education?

Yes, this is mandatory under ABAM Foundation Program Requirement I.A.1. Click here for a list of ACGME sponsoring institutions.

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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.