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Limits for Initial Specialty and Subspecialty Certification Eligibility

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved a Board Eligibility Policy that limits the period of time that may elapse between a physician’s completion of training and achievement of initial certification in a specialty or subspecialty. ABOG is a member of the ABMS. ABOG was required to establish an Eligibility Period of three to seven years for candidates to achieve initial certification, plus time in practice required for admissibility to the Certifying Exam.

For comprehensive details about this policy, refer to Regaining Eligibility for Initial Specialty Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology, or Regaining Eligibility for Initial Subspecialty Certification. 


Inquiries about this topic can be emailed to generalcert@abog.org