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Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management

On April 26, 2023, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) announced the approval of a new subspecialty in Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management (HALM) for all specialties.


HALM incorporates expertise from medicine, patient safety, public health, health systems science, business, quality improvement, communication, law, computer science, economics, and other disciplines. This is a unique opportunity for physicians with management expertise and experience to set standards in physician leadership.


The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) will serve as the administrative board with the American Boards of Family Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Preventative Medicine serving as co-sponsoring boards.


ABOG-certified physicians can achieve certification in HALM by meeting the eligibility criteria, fulfilling the credential requirements, and passing the HALM Certification Exam. ABEM will offer the first HALM Certification Exam in October 2024, with applications available in early 2024.


Learn more about HALM on the ABEM website.