Professionalism goes beyond maintaining an active, unrestricted license to practice medicine. It also means prioritizing patient needs, staying current in your field, and holding to the highest ethical standards.
Early Career PM&R Diplomates: Apply to be an ABMS Visiting Scholar
The ABPMR Foundation has committed to sponsoring an ABMS Scholar for the 2024-2025 academic year. The ABMS Visiting Scholars Program™ supports the research of early-career physicians and research professionals and facilitates leadership development through engagement with ABMS and the broader certification community.LEARN MORE
February QI Project Spotlight
Read more about how Dr. Ileana Howard created an ALS Coordinator Community of Practice that would increase engagement of front-line ALS coordinators nationally. This means more opportunities to improve access to education and resources, enhancing the care for Veterans with ALS and their families.Read more here!
Read the winter edition of the ABPMR newsletter
Your source for relevant and timely information about your PM&R certification.Read it here!
Meet Dr. Tolchin, an ABPMR volunteer for the last 20 years and board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation through the ABPMR, the AOBPMR (American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) and also the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.Read more here!
Your Roadmap to Certification
Welcome to the start of your journey to PM&R certification.
Board certification demonstrates your knowledge, skills, and competence to your employer, your peers, and your patients. Once you reach the end of residency, your certification journey begins. The ABPMR is here to give you a roadmap to certification and beyond.
For Our Diplomates
Making Continuing Certification Matter
The ABPMR Continuing Certification (CC) Program helps you keep your knowledge current, your practice improving, and your clinical skills sharp throughout your career — but it’s not really about you. It’s about your patients. When applied to your practice effectively, CC helps you continue raising the bar of excellence in patient care.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are the backbone of the CC Program. By completing about 40 CME credits a year, including 8 Self-Assessment CME credits, you’re ensuring your clinical knowledge is always current.
Longitudinal assessment is designed to assess knowledge while helping physicians learn and improve over time. Questions may be answered at your own pace and are customizable across five domains.
Quality improvement (QI) projects offer a chance to demonstrate how you’re continually improving for your patients — and to give you the tools to measure and quantify that improvement. (Tip: This requirement may be more straightforward than you think.)
Is your doctor certified?
When you need to put your health into a professional’s hands, you want to be confident in your physician’s evaluation, advice, and treatment plan. One of the best ways to be assured you’re getting good care is to choose a doctor who is board certified.