Certificates of Added Qualifications

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    Geriatric Medicine

    In a joint venture, the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine offer a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. This CAQ is designed to recognize excellence among those Diplomates whose practices emphasize care of the elderly. Geriatric Medicine Examinations are given annually.

    Certification Requirements

    • Family physicians must be certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and must be Diplomates in good standing in order to apply and take the examination and must maintain their primary Family Medicine Certification with the ABFM to maintain Geriatric Medicine 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 satisfactorily complete an ACGME-accredited fellowship training program in Geriatric Medicine.
    • Diplomates must submit an online application with appropriate application fee.
    • Diplomates must achieve a satisfactory score on the one-day computer-based Geriatric Medicine Examination.

    Recertification Requirements
    The recertification process for the Geriatric 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 and must be Diplomates in good standing at the time of the examination and must maintain their primary Family Medicine Certification with the ABFM to maintain Geriatric Medicine 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 application fee.
    • Diplomates must achieve a satisfactory score on the one-day computer-based Geriatric Medicine Examination.

    Important Dates:

       Geriatric Medicine

    2017 Candidate Information Booklet:

       Geriatric Medicine [431 KB]
       Examination Blueprint [326 KB]

    2018 Candidate Information Booklet:

       Geriatric Medicine [185 KB]

    Fellowship Training:

       Fellowship Performance Reports [522 KB]

    CAQ Rescore:

       Rescore


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