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News and briefs: 'Board eligibility' sets timeline for finishing residents

Residency Program Insider, March 27, 2012

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Residents wishing to become Board certified must now do so within a new timeframe established by The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

Physicians must complete board certification requirements three to seven years after finishing their residencies, according to ABMS’s new policy articulated in a recent article on its website. Specialty boards have until April 16 to determine the exact amount of time within that window to establish as a concrete deadline for their respective specialty.

The policy is official as of January 1, 2012. ABMS officials hope the new timeframe:

·         Eliminates the ”board eligible” designation that can stretch forever and give a misleading title to undeserving physicians

·         Establishes sanctions for physicians who continue to claim board eligibility status beyond the three- to seven-year window

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