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LA-PMR

Announcing a New and Improved Platform for Longitudinal Assessment (LA) for PM&R Beginning in 2025

The ABPMR is excited to announce a new and improved platform for Longitudinal Assessment (LA) for PM&R beginning in 2025!

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Subspecialty Certification

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine (SCIM) and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Move to Longitudinal Assessment (LA) in 2025

After the successful launch of longitudinal assessment for Brain Injury Medicine (BIM) in 2024, two additional subspecialties will be moving to LA beginning in 2025.

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Primary Certification

2024 Part II Examination Results

In April 2024, the Part II Examination was administered to 517 candidates. Congratulations to the 440 newly-certified PM&R physicians!

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Initial Certification Research

Part I Practice Analysis Completed

In 2023, a practice analysis was completed to update the Part I Examination content outline. Click for more information about the resulting outline and content weights, including the process for developing the outline.

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CC

QI Spotlight: Length of Stay Initiative

This month our QI Project Spotlight was submitted by Drs. Amanda Harrington and John Horton III.

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Board Director News

In Remembrance of John Francis Ditunno, Jr., MD

The ABPMR remembers former Board Director, Board Chair and PM&R physician Dr. John Francis Ditunno, Jr.

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Board Director News

Vu Nguyen, MD: 2024 AAP Innovation and Impact in Education Award Recipient

Dr. Vu Nguyen, a member of the ABPMR Board of Directors, has been recognized as the recipient of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Innovation and Impact in Education Award for 2024. This award recognizes an AAP member for outstanding new developments and improvements in education that benefit academic PM&R and the physiatric community.

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Board Director News

Incoming Board Directors - 2024

At the ABPMR Winter Board Meeting in January 2024, two new directors were elected to serve on the ABPMR board. Click to read more about them!

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Physician Features

Faces of Physiatry: Father/Son Edition

Meet PM&R physician Dr. Steven Arbit and his son Evan, a third year PM&R resident.

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Other Research

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 Programâ„¢ supports the research of early-career physicians and research professionals and facilitates leadership development through engagement with ABMS and the broader certification community.

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CC

QI Spotlight: ALS Coordinator Community of Practice

The February QI Spotlight was submitted by Ileana Howard, MD. Learn more about her creation of the ALS Coordinator Community of Practice.

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Primary Certification

Part II Examination Video Resources

Take a look at our Part II Examination video resource showcase that covers a wide variety of content including scoring, study tips, mock exams, practice vignettes and more.

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Physician Features

Volunteer Spotlight - Dr. Ronald Tolchin

This month our Volunteer Spotlight is Ronald Tolchin, DO. Dr. Tolchin is 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. He has been a volunteer with the ABPMR for 20 years. We sat down with him to learn more about his career and service to the ABPMR.

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Exam Results

2023 Pediatric Rehabilitation Examination Results

This October, the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Examination was administered to 23 first-time candidates. Of these first-time candidates, 23, or 100%, passed the examination.

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Exam Results

2023 Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Examination Results

This October, the Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Examination was administered to 19 first-time candidates. Of these first-time candidates, 18, or 95%, passed the examination.

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