American Board of Internal Medicine: Research Pathway

Academic medicine training is a long road via internal medicine.

Minimum Training Requirement in the Subspecialty Research Pathway

DISCIPLINE IM

CLINICAL

TRAINING

SS

CLINICAL

TRAINING

RESEARCH

TRAINING

(80%)

TOTAL

TRAINING

EXAM

ADMINISTRATION

ELIGIBILITY

Adolescent Medicine
Allergy & Immunology
Critical Care Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Geriatric Medicine
Hematology
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Infectious Disease
Nephrology
Medical Oncology
Pulmonary Disease
Rheumatology
Sleep Medicine
Sports Medicine
24 months 12 months 36 months 72 months/

6 years

Fall, PGY-6
Gastroenterology
Hematology/Medical Oncology
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Rheumatology/Allergy & Immunology
24 months 18 months 36 months 78 months/

6.5 years

Fall, PGY-7
Cardiovascular Disease 24 months 24 months 36 months 84 months/

7 years

Fall, PGY-7

Tertiary certification

Add the minimum clinical requirement of the subspecialty to the Research Pathway

Transplant Hepatology 24 months 30 months

(18 GI +

12 T-HEP)

36 months 90 months/

7.5 years

Fall, PGY-8
Advance Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology 24 months 36 months

(24 CVD +

12 AHFTC)

36 months 96 months/

8 years

Fall, PGY-8
Interventional Cardiology 24 months 36 months

(24 CVD +

12 ICARD)

36 months 96 months/

8 years

Fall, PGY-8
Adult Congenital Heart Disease 24 months 42 months

(24 CVD +

18 ACHD)

36 months 102 months/

8.5 years

Fall, PGY-9
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology 24 months 48 months

(24 CVD +

24 CCEP)

36 months 108 months/

9 years

Fall, PGY-9
  • Internal medicine training requires 20 months direct patient responsibility
  • Ambulatory clinics during research training (10%) ½ day per week
  • IM exam administration eligibility, Summer PGY-4
  • All other standard ABIM requirements for ABIM initial certification eligibility must be met

Source

American Board of Internal Medicine: Research Pathway Policies and Requirements

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