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Pain Medicine

certifying organization info

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.
Pain Medicine
500 Lake Cook Road, Suite 335, Deerfield
IL 60015-5249


The purpose of the ABPN's initial certification examination is to test the qualifications of candidates in pain medicine. Pain medicine is a psychiatric, neurologic, or child neurologic subspecialty that provides primary or consultative care for patients experiencing acute, chronic or cancer pain in both hospital and ambulatory settings; patient needs may also be coordinated with other specialists.

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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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