Subspecialty Certification

PM&R Diplomates Eligible to Apply for HALM Subspecialty Certificate

The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) will administer the new subspecialty of Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management (HALM) that was approved at the ABMS Board of Directors meeting last month.

Certification in HALM will provide physicians the opportunity to enhance their practice and set standards in physician leadership. It integrates expertise from medicine, health systems science, quality improvement, patient safety, business, public health, communication, computer science, economics, law, and other disciplines in a singular subspecialty certification. The new subspecialty is geared toward institutional leaders, including emergency physicians who work in community hospitals. Physicians with experience in health systems leadership will be encouraged to apply.

The subspecialty was co-sponsored by the American Boards of Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, and Preventive Medicine. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has developed fellowship requirements for HALM, stating that training develops “... skills of physician executives who manage patient care operations across medical specialties and health care professions.”

Currently, diplomates from the following Member Boards will be eligible to apply for this subspecialty certificate through ABEM: American Boards of Allergy and Immunology, Dermatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Pathology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiology, and Surgery.

The HALM Certification Examination will be offered every other year in even-numbered years, beginning in October 2024. Read more here.

Article originally produced and published by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Originally Published: March 30, 2023