American Board of Anesthesiology Receives ABMS Approval to Offer Sleep Medicine Exam

(This means more qualified physicians will become Board Certified).

The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) announced that the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has approved the ABA’s application for sponsorship of subspecialty certification in sleep medicine. The 2011 ABMS sleep medicine certification exam will be the final opportunity for physicians to apply under the Practice Pathway; after this exam, all first-time applicants must have completed a formal sleep medicine fellowship program. The exam will be offered Nov. 10, 2011, by these six member boards of the ABMS:

American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) 
American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) 
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) 
American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) 
American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) 
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

The following shows the registration dates that are currently available from each board:

ABA 
Normal Registration Dates: April 1 – June 1 
Late Registration Dates: —

ABFM 
Normal Registration Dates: March 3 – May 2 
Late Registration Dates: May 3 – Aug. 1

ABIM 
Normal Registration Dates: March 1 – May 1 
Late Registration Dates: May 2 – June 1

ABOto 
Normal Registration Dates: Feb. 2 – May 1 
Late Registration Dates: —

ABP
Normal Registration Dates: Feb. 1 – March 31 
Late Registration Dates: April 1 – May 2

ABPN 
Normal Registration Dates: Jan. 7 – April 1 
Late Registration Dates: April 2 – May 1

All dates and deadlines are subject to change. Physicians must submit an application through the board in which they hold their primary certification. Please consult the website of the appropriate board for more details.

View details at assmnet.org

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