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August 13, 2019 - Research

Published: Administration and performance on the Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Certification Examination over a 10-year period

Click to read an abstract for a newly published article from the ABPMR Research Team regarding the Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Certification Examination.

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July 31, 2019 - MOC

What about MOC Part IV?

The ABPMR is making substantial changes to the Maintenance of Certification requirements with the upcoming move to longitudinal assessment. Read about the ABPMR's stance on Part IV and the driving reasons the board maintains for quality improvement.

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July 19, 2019 - MOC

PIP Spotlight: Educating Family Caregivers to Decrease the Rate of Falls in an Inpatient Setting

This month’s PIP Spotlight was submitted by Meilani Mapa, MD. Dr. Mapa wanted to implement training for family members of rehabilitation patients in an inpatient setting in order to decrease the rate of falls.

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July 15, 2019 - CertLink

The Evolution of Time-Limited Certification: What Continuing Certification Really Means

Part of the plan to implement longitudinal assessment for PM&R (LA-PM&R) using CertLink starting next year is a change to the 10-year certification time limits that have been in effect since 1993. Understandably, this part of the transition to LA has caused some concern and questions — but what does the end of 10-year certification really mean, and how different is the new program from today’s requirements? Read on to find out.

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July 01, 2019 - Research

Published: Is there evidence of gender bias in the oral examination for initial certification by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation?

The ABPMR research team recently published an article in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation on gender bias and the Part II (oral) Examination. Click here for a link to the full article and to read a summary.

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June 28, 2019 - Exam Results

2019 ABPMR Part II Examination Results

On May 18-19, 2019, the ABPMR Part II Examination was administered to 418 first-time candidates. Exam result notifications have been sent to all candidates via email. Read the results here, including the names of all newly certified ABPMR diplomates.

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June 24, 2019 - Subspecialty Certification

ABPMR Implements Longitudinal Assessment for Pain Medicine Starting in 2020

The ABPMR is pleased to announce that diplomates who hold a subspecialty certificate for pain medicine will have the option of using Longitudinal Assessment to fulfill requirements for maintaining certification, starting in 2020.

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June 21, 2019 - MOC

The ABPMR Appreciates Our Volunteers of 2018-19

The ABPMR acknowledges and thanks the physicians who have volunteered this year in so many capacities in order to strengthen the field of PM&R and its subspecialties.

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June 20, 2019 - MOC

PIP Spotlight: Implementing Assessment Tools to Identify Patients at Risk of Opioid Addiction

This month’s PIP Spotlight was submitted by Anthony Reeve, MD. Dr. Reeve wanted to implement the Screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients with Pain – Revised (SOAPP-R) early screening practice to identify patients at risk for opioid addition.

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June 17, 2019 - MOC

Retired Certification Status Now Available

Are you retired from practice, or thinking about retiring soon? The ABPMR has a new "Retired" certification status available for those physicians who are no longer in practice.

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