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.
New PIP Options
A Suite of New PIP Tools
We just released three new tools to help diplomates improve their medical practices: A PIP decision tool, eight new Guided PIP topics, and a new submission platform.Read More
The Waiting Game: Exam Results
You studied, prepared, mapped your route, took a day off, and are finally done with your ABPMR exam. Now, more waiting as your exam results are processed internally. But what takes so long?Read More
Credit for PIPs in Training
New: Banking a PIP for Residents and Fellows
The ABPMR recently approved a new option for residents and fellows to submit a quality improvement (QI) project completed during training for their first practice improvement project (PIP). Read more in the latest News Center story.Read More
NEW PIP OPTION
Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition for MOC Part IV
“We are pleased to bring another MOC innovation to our diplomates and, similar to other efforts across the MOC Program, grant MOC credit for work in which our physicians are already engaged," says Carolyn Kinney MD, ABPMR executive director.Read More
Apply by June 30
Pain Medicine Application Now Open
Login to your physician homepage to apply for the Pain Medicine and Pain Medicine MOC Examinations. The regular deadline is June 30; the examination date is Sept. 9, 2017 (or Sept. 9-23 for MOC).Apply now
BRAIN INJURY MEDICINE
BIM Temporary Criteria (Practice Track) Extended Through 2022
ABPMR diplomates can now apply to take the Brain Injury Medicine Examination via a practice pathway through 2022, thanks to an extension granted by ABMS.Read More
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.
For Our Diplomates
Making Maintenance of Certification Matter
The ABPMR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) 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, MOC helps you continue raising the bar of excellence in patient care.
Lifelong Learning & Self-Assessment
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are the backbone of the MOC Program. By completing about 40 CME credits a year, including 8 Self-Assessment CME credits, you’re ensuring your clinical knowledge is always current.
The once-every-10-years MOC Examination assesses the knowledge of established physiatrists in a 160-question test. The exam is intended as a “check-in” point each decade to ensure competency standards continue to be met.
The practice improvement project (PIP) is a chance to demonstrate the steps you’ve taken to continually improve 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.)
Your Roadmap to Certification
You've already been on this journey for years - but you're just getting to the starting line for becoming certified in PM&R.
Board certification matters to your patients, your colleagues, and to the field. It gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge, skills, leadership, and experience. When you get your official ABPMR certificate stating you’re a diplomate, you’ll know that all the hard work leading to this point has paid off. Once you reach the end of residency, your certification journey begins. The ABPMR is here to give you a roadmap to make it to your destination successfully.
We're Here To Help
At the ABPMR, we know you need specific information for your employer, but every ABMS member board and every state licensing board has a slightly different way of doing things. We want to make your job easier.
Search Our Physician Database
Our Physician Verification Tool can help you find the information you need quickly to verify certification and more.
Review Certification Requirements
To stay current, we’ve updated and expanded our certification requirements. You can get the specifics here.
Review Subspecialty Requirements
Starting in 2014, we dropped the requirement to maintain primary certification. You can get all the specifics here.
Questions? Contact Us
We are here to make your job easier. Can’t find what you need? We can help. Give us a call or send us an email.