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Adolescent Medicine

certifying organization info

American Board of Pediatrics
Adolescent Medicine
111 Silver Cedar Court, Chapel Hill
NC 27514-1651


The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) in collaboration with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) has established a procedure for certification in adolescent medicine. To be eligible for this subspecialty examination, a physician must be certified in either pediatrics by the ABP, internal medicine by the ABIM, or family practice by the ABFM. This document provides the requirements of the ABP. In addition to the specific admission requirements listed below, General Eligibility Criteria for all ABP Subspecialties must be fulfilled to be eligible for certification. (Note: A candidate who has a primary certificate from ABIM or ABFM should contact that board regarding its eligibility criteria.) Examination registration dates may differ for each board.

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Work Experience Required? No

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 10 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? Yes

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? Yes

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

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