The American Board of Internal Medicine conducts certification exam for physicians who are practicing internal medicine or the sub-specialties. Though the organization is a non-profit, independent physician organization in the USA, it still charges fees for Internal Medicine Certification which is $1,345. Similarly, candidates are asked to pay $2,165 (except for Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology, Transplant Hepatology, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology) for Sub-specialty Certification Exams.
Candidates doing Sub-specialty Certification Exam in Cardiovascular Disease need to pay $2,310 and doctors willing to get Sub-specialty Certification in Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology, Transplant Hepatology, Interventional Cardiology, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, etc. need to pay $2,785. The non-refundable Late Registration fee is $400 and fees for International Test Center are $500.
Important Dates For the year the 2011 deadline for the registration is February 1. For the year 2012, it is February 1. Similarly, the last date for late registration which requires a non-refundable late fee is February 2 for the year 2011. The February 2 will be the last date for late registration for the year 2012. Whereas deadline for Late Registration is March 1 for the year 2011, March 1 will be the deadline for late registration for the year 2012. Nonetheless, the deadline date for Cancellation will be June 1 for the year 2011 and for the year 2012, the date will be June 1.
What is Internal Medicine? This is a kind of medicine which is used for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of adult diseases. Thus, the medical professionals involved in internal medicine should not only possess excellent knowledge but also an expertise on internal medicines. The certification exam conducted by the American Board of Internal Medicines asks questions from the following disciplines:
Medical oncology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Adolescent medicine, Clinical cardiac electrophysiology, Critical care medicine, Geriatric medicine, Interventional cardiology, Hospital medicine, Sleep medicine, Sports medicine, Transplant hepatology, etc. The comprehensive internal medicine study with the help of study material can help candidates prepare well for ABIM certification. However, once certified, candidates require re-certifying themselves every ten years.
Candidates appearing for internal medicine certification must have successfully completed residency or fellowship training. Medical professionals feel the requirement for internal medicine for the reason that it is considered a mark of excellence in the field and enhances the employability. Nonetheless, the ABIM being the only recognized U.S. board in the specialty of internal medicine; it is recognized widely among medical practitioners.
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