THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PATHOLOGY

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  • Certification in Clinical Informatics is a joint and equal function of the ABP and the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). Such function relates to qualification of applicants, standards of examinations, and the form of the certificate.
  • All candidates for certification in Clinical Informatics by the ABP must possess current certification by the ABP and meet the qualifications indicated in one of the following pathways to certification.

 

    • ACGME-accredited Fellowship Pathway

      A physician must have successfully completed 24 months in an ACGME-accredited Clinical Informatics fellowship program. The ABP has approved simultaneous completion of another one year (12 month) fellowship, completed over the same two years as the Clinical Informatics fellowship.  The one year fellowship should have focus, projects, or processes related to clinical informatics. A physician completing the two fellowships will be eligible for certification in both Clinical Informatics and the other subspecialty, if ABP certification is available in that subspecialty.

    • Practice Pathway (in effect until 2022)

      An applicant may submit documentation of a 36-month period of time in which he/she spent a minimum of 25% of his/her time engaged in the practice of clinical informatics at the subspecialty level. However, all practice time must have occurred in the 5-year interval immediately preceding application for certification. These experiences must consist of broad-based professional activities with significant clinical informatics responsibility. Documentation of clinical informatics research and teaching activities may also be submitted for review. The practice experience may include a period of time spent in non-accredited fellowship training. 

      Until a sufficient number of training programs are accredited, the following additional pathways to certification will be available.

    • Non-Accredited Fellowship Pathway (in effect until 2022)

      An applicant may request credit for training in a non-ACGME accredited fellowship program. Training in a non-ACGME accredited program for less than two years duration may be applied toward the practice pathway described above. The training received in the non-accredited fellowship must have been substantially equivalent to, or exceeded, the training required in ACGME accredited fellowships. The fellowship training curriculum and a description of the actual training experience must be submitted with the application.

THIS APPLICATION IS NOT YET AVAILABLE ONLINE IN YOUR PATHWAY.  TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION, SELECT THE LINK BELOW.

* Only for candidates that have previously submitted an application for Clinical Informatics and have a period of board qualification in Clinical Informatics, the examination registration form is accessed through your PATHway. 

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