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 2020 Important Examination Dates

DESIGNATION OF FOCUSED PRACTICE IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Deadline Description  Date

Registration Begins

(online application available)

February 14, 2020

ABIM begins sending communications to candidates regarding test center registration

February 25, 2020

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

($1,300)

June 15, 2020

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

June 15, 2020

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

June 22, 2020

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination

June 22, 2020

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location

(Please contact Pearson Vue to make changes or select Test Center)

August 17, 2020

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination Without Seat Fee

September 18, 2020

Examination Date

October 1, 2020

Examination Results

To Be Determined


Spring 2021 Important Examination Dates

DESIGNATION OF FOCUSED PRACTICE IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Deadline Description  Date

Registration Begins

(online application available)

October 16, 2020

ABIM begins sending communications to candidates regarding test center registration

December 15, 2020

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

($1,300)

February 1, 2021

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

February 1, 2021

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

February 8, 2021

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination

February 8, 2021

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location

(Please contact Pearson Vue to make changes or select Test Center)

February 15, 2021

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination Without Seat Fee

April 23, 2021

Examination Date

May 3, 2021

Examination Results

To Be Determined


Fall 2021 Important Examination Dates

DESIGNATION OF FOCUSED PRACTICE IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Deadline Description  Date

Registration Begins

(online application available)

February 12, 2021

ABIM begins sending communications to candidates regarding test center registration

February 25, 2021

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

($1,300)

June 14, 2021

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

June 14, 2021

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

June 21, 2021

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination

June 21, 2021

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location

(Please contact Pearson Vue to make changes or select Test Center)

August 16, 2021

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination Without Seat Fee

November 5, 2021

Examination Date

November 18, 2021

Examination Results

To Be Determined