The American Board of Preventive Medicine offers 4 subspecialty certifications. Subspecialty certification through the ABPM requires current specialty certification by at least one of the Member Boards of ABMS.
A complete list of ABMS member boards is available on the ABMS website.
Addiction Medicine is concerned with the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of persons with the disease of addiction, of those with substance-related health conditions, and of people who show unhealthy use of substances including nicotine, alcohol, prescription medications and other licit and illicit drugs. Physicians in this subspecialty also help family members whose health and functioning are affected by a loved one’s substance use or addiction.
Physicians who practice Clinical Informatics collaborate with other health care and information technology professionals to analyze, design, implement and evaluate information and communication systems that enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship. Clinical Informaticians use their knowledge of patient care combined with their understanding of informatics concepts, methods, and tools to: assess information and knowledge needs of healthcare professionals and patients; characterize, evaluate, and refine clinical processes; develop, implement, and refine clinical decision support systems; and lead or participate in the procurement, customization, development, implementation, management, evaluation, and continuous improvement of clinical information systems.
Medical toxicologists are physicians who specialize in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and monitoring of injury and illness from exposures to drugs and chemicals, as well as biological and radiological agents. Medical toxicologists care for people in clinical, academic, governmental, and public health settings, and provide poison control center leadership.
Eligibility for ABPM subspecialty certification in Medical Toxicology, may be achieved by meeting the following requirements
The subspecialty of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine is a discipline that deals with the prevention of injury and illness due to exposure to environments in which the ambient pressure is increased, such as in diving or hyperbaric chamber exposure, and the therapeutic use of high environmental pressure and the delivery of oxygen under high pressure to treat disease. The scope of the subspecialty emphasizes the occupational, environmental, safety, and clinical aspects of diving, hyperbaric chamber operations, compressed air work, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
*Please Note: Subspecialty certification in Medical Toxicology requires current ABPM specialty certification.
*Those physicians board certified by the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) must apply through ABPath (www.abpath.org). All other physicians who meet the eligibility requirements must apply through the ABPM.
*Those physicians board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) must apply through ABEM (www.abem.org). All other physicians who meet the eligibility requirements must apply through the ABPM.