All of the deadlines listed below are consistent with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the administrator of Designation of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine Examination.  To avoid a late registration fee, begin your application, submit appropriate fee and advance beyond the payment page prior to the "First Deadline to Submit Online Application" deadline.  

Spring 2019 Important Examination Dates

DESIGNATION OF FOCUSED PRACTICE IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Deadline Description  Date

Registration Begins

(online application available)

October 12, 2018

ABIM begins sending communications to candidates regarding test center registration

December 14, 2018

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

($1,300)

February 1, 2019

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

February 1, 2019

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

February 8, 2019

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination

February 8, 2019

Final Deadline to Select a Test Center

February 15, 2019

Deadline to Withdraw from Test Center Without Seat Fee

March 29, 2019

Examination Date

April 9, 2019

Examination Results 

May 23, 2019


Fall 2019 Important Examination Dates

DESIGNATION OF FOCUSED PRACTICE IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Deadline Description  Date

Registration Begins

(online application available)

February `5, 2019

ABIM begins sending communications to candidates regarding test center registration

February 25, 2019

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

($1,300)

June 14, 2019

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

June 14, 2019

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

June 21, 2019

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination

June 21, 2019

Final Deadline to Select a Test Center

August 15, 2019

Deadline to Withdraw from Test Center Without Seat Fee

November 8, 2019

Examination Date

November 21, 2019

Examination Results

To Be Determined