Registration OPEN for 2 More ABIHM 2014 Exams
Due to overwhelming demand and postponement of the ABoIM exam from May to November 2014, ABIHM has added a cycle of certification exams in 2014:
1. May 5th-16th, Computer Based Exam: Register and load documents by April 6th
2. October 31st, Pencil and Paper Exam: At the conclusion of the 15th Annual Science and Clinical Application of Integrative Holistic Medicine Conference in San Diego.
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Dr. Mimi Guarneri Announcing the ABIHM’s Transformation into an International Academy
The ABIHM proudly introduces the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)! We plan to have programs fully developed by the end of this 2014, including live and online education, membership services, leadership development, certification for health professionals well beyond MD’s and DO’s, and more. The AIHM will be made possible by a collaboration of healthcare leaders who believe in the philosophy of treating the individual as a whole person. Play the video below for Dr. Guarneri’s announcement made in St. Petersburg, FL in November, 2013.
ABIHM Online Education and CME
With a spirit of deep gratitude, we are thrilled to offer our E-Learning program! The E-Learning site is a bountiful compilation of nearly 70 hours of audio-visual instruction recorded during our conferences, and hundreds of searchable pages representing the ABIHM Curriculum. Explore self-paced instruction: you can listen to the audio download files from our recently completed conference while relaxing in nature, hiking, jogging, or commuting. Or you can enjoy HD-quality video streaming of the presentations in preparation for CME post-tests, which can provide up to 60.5 hours of AMA PRA Category One CreditTM (soon, this number will rise to nearly 60 hours!). Join us in sharing these invaluable resources with other health care professionals as we continue our mission to transform Medicine. Click here to learn more about the ABIHM Online Education Library.
The 14th Annual Conference, The Science and Clinical Application of Integrative Holistic Medicine, was recently held in St. Petersburg, FL, followed by our Certification Exam. The Annual Conference is widely recognized for its scholarly, evidence-based content, delivered in a manner that effectively weaves concepts of holism throughout the program. Over 500 attendees enjoyed our highly successful event, with many commenting on the life changing nature of their participation. Registration for our 2014 Annual Conference in San Diego, October 26th-30th, is currently live.
A Rapidly Evolving Specialty
The American Board of Holistic Medicine was founded in 1996 and officially changed its name to the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine in 2008. The Vision of the ABIHM is to establish and maintain the highest standards of medical care, ignite and sustain the joy and passion of physicians in their work, establish the role of unconditional love as the basis of healing and support, and to recognize the importance of the health of the planet as integral to human health. The intention of this process is the transformation of medical systems towards holism, by combining science and compassion.
Integrative Medicine as a specialty is undergoing a rapid transition. The ABIHM has been the only psychometrically validated, peer-reviewed board certification exam in comprehensive integrative holistic medicine since 2000. However, a new board has recently been developed: The American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABoIM), under the administration of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS). The ABoIM certification requires a 1000 hour fellowship prerequisite in Integrative Medicine, which may be waived for physicians who have studied/practiced integrative medicine. Active ABIHM Diplomates will be partially eligible for a fellowship waiver. The ABIHM plans to phase out our Board Certification Exam after 2014. However, we will continue to offer Maintenance of Certification to our Active ABIHM Diplomates for the years to come.The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) will offer live and online education programs, advanced modules, webinars, membership services, and a broad certification program inclusive of a vast array of health professionals. For physicians who are interested in the ABoIM exam, we refer you directly to the ABPS website. To learn more about the ABoIM and its implications for ABIHM Diplomates or interested candidates, see our Specialty Page and these Frequently Asked Questions. For information about how to register for our 2014 Board Certification Exams, please refer to our Board Certification Page. All ABIHM Diplomates who wish to become certified by the ABPS will be required to sit for the ABoIM exam.