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.  

Fall 2020 Important Examination Dates


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


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