Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Certifying examination in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Lisa Wasdin with the UHMS sends the following information about the Board certification dates:

The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) will administer the Certifying examination in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

ABPM EXAM DATES: October 2-6 and October 9-13

CHANGES for the 2006 Application Cycle:
* The exam will be offered over a two week period at Pearson Professional Centers. The dates for 2006 are: October 2-6 and October 9-13.

* The application deadline is still JUNE 1, but residency pathway applicants will now be allowed to complete requirements up to 15 business days prior to the first day of the examination. For example, a resident who will not complete the practicum year requirement until September 1, 2006 will be allowed to sit for the 2006 exam, rather than wait until 2007, as long as they submit the application by June 1 and all appropriate documentations by September 11.

* The Core examination has been reduced from 175 questions to 150 questions.

* The online application fee and examination fee can now be paid by credit card.
MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE ABPM WEBSITE: www.abprevmed.org