Certificates of Added Qualifications

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    Adolescent Medicine

    The Certificate of Added Qualifications in Adolescent Medicine is offered in conjunction with the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine. This CAQ is designed to recognize excellence among those Diplomates whose practices emphasize the total health care of adolescents within their families and/or the settings in which they live and interact. The examination for physicians seeking initial Certification in Adolescent Medicine is offered every other year. The Recertification Exam for Adolescent Medicine is offered annually.

    Certification Requirements

    • Family physicians must be certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and must be Diplomates in good standing in order to apply and take the examination; and must maintain their primary certification by the ABFM to maintain certification in a CAQ.
    • Diplomates must hold an active, valid, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in any state or territory of the United States or any province of Canada and be in continuous compliance with the ABFM Guidelines for Professionalism, Licensure, and Personal Conduct.
    • A candidate must have completed a minimum of two years full-time training in an Adolescent Medicine fellowship program approved by the ACGME. No credit will be given for fellowship training in Adolescent Medicine obtained during the core family medicine residency.
    • Diplomates must submit an online application with appropriate fee.
    • Diplomates must achieve a satisfactory score on the half-day computer-based Adolescent Medicine examination.

    Recertification Requirements
    The recertification process for the Adolescent Medicine certificate may be completed in the ninth or tenth year of the certificate and includes the following requirements:

    • Family physicians must be certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and must be Diplomates in good standing in order to apply and take the examination; and must maintain their primary certification by the ABFM to maintain certification in a CAQ.
    • Diplomates must hold an active, valid, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in any state or territory of the United States or any province of Canada and be in continuous compliance with the ABFM Guidelines for Professionalism, Licensure, and Personal Conduct.
    • Diplomates must submit an online application with appropriate fee.
    • Diplomates must achieve a satisfactory score on the half-day computer-based Adolescent Medicine examination.

    Important Dates:

       Adolescent Medicine

    2018 Candidate Information Booklets:

       Adolescent Medicine [147 KB]
       Examination Content Outline [655 KB]

    Fellowship Training:

       Fellowship Performance Reports [144 KB]

    CAQ Rescore:

       Rescore


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