Addiction Medicine Fellows in Training

ASAM provides Addiction Medicine Fellows In Training (FIT) members, world-class ACCME approved education, research validated resources, and a variety of opportunities to get involved in activities to improve the field and further their career. 

ASAM is the professional home of the addiction medicine physician.

 
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Educational Resources

Prepare for board certification and keep your clinical knowledge updated.

  • Board Exam Prep: Prepare for Board certification with live and online courses, textbooks and online tools with over 700 hundred questions.
  • ASAM Clinical Guidelines: ASAM’s highly respected evidence based guidelines and appropriateness criteria will keep you updated for inpatient and outpatient care 
  • Online Learning: Live CME courses and e-Learning opportunities to meet physician and clinician education requirements.
  • Live Learning: ASAM National, ASAM Chapter and other educational courses and events.
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Career Development

Develop your career with ASAM resources and support.

  • Career Center: Search for jobs that suit your addiction medicine career path. Listings are updated regularly. 
  • Abstract competitions: ASAM sponsors abstract competitions with special categories by topic and career phase including Addiction Medicine Fellows. Prizes include monetary awards and recognition among your peers.
  • Scholarships: competitive scholarships to attend ASAM’s Annual Conference and to connect with the leaders of Addiction Medicine.
  • Information about National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program 

     

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Community:

ASAM encourages Addiction Medicine Fellows in training members to get involved in activities to improve Addiction Medicine and further their career.

  • Advocacy: Get involved through grassroots efforts to raise awareness and to communicate with legislators on issues that affect their patients and community. Attend a bi-annual Hill Day to speak in-person with representatives on Capitol Hill. 
  • Chapters: ASAM’s state and regional chapters offer opportunities to get involved, develop leadership skills, voice opinions, engage in debates, and attend local events.
  • Work Groups: Special interest work groups where members can share experiences and discuss topics pertaining to clinical and practice issues.  Get involved in the Physician in Training Committee! 

ABPM Increases Flexibility by Combining Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Requirements into Single CME Requirement

by | September 4, 2019

Chicago, IL, August 30, 2019 – The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) announced today that, as a first-step toward a comprehensive overhaul of its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program, the ABPM Board of Directors has approved a revision to its current MOC Part II requirement by combining MOC Part IIA, Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) and MOC Part IIB, Continuing Medical Education (CME) into a single, comprehensive MOC Part II requirement.

Specifically, diplomates will no longer be required to complete a minimum number of ABPM-approved LLSA credits in order to complete MOC Part II. Instead, beginning on February 1, 2020 and during each ten-year Certification Cycle, a Diplomate’s total of 250 MOC Part II credits can include any combination of LLSA and AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits (or their equivalent).

In announcing this new policy, the ABPM’s Board Chair Hernando “Joe” Ortega, Jr., MD, MPH, said “The ABPM is pleased to offer our Diplomates a simplified and less burdensome MOC Part II requirement.” Dr. Ortega went on to say that “Since there will be no required minimums for either type of credit, Diplomates will have the flexibility to choose between and amongst the various LLSA and AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits that best fits their practice. Our doctors can select the CME offerings that will be most effective and impactful in achieving their individual learning goals. This is a small, but important step on the ABPM’s journey toward a Continuing Certification program that incorporates the recommendations of the ABMS Vision Commission and, more importantly, is responsive to feedback from our Diplomates.”

The process by which Diplomates will be able to obtain MOC Part II credit from the ABPM will remain unchanged. Diplomates must forward certificates/transcripts for completed LLSA and/or CME credits to the ABPM office at moc@theabpm.org.

Any questions about this updated policy can be directed to the ABPM Staff at abpm@theabpm.org.

The ABPM is a Member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Founded in 1948, ABPM works with the ABMS in the development of standards for the ongoing assessment and certification of over 12,000 physicians certified by the ABPM in the Specialties of Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health and General Preventive Medicine, and in the Subspecialties of Addiction Medicine, Clinical Informatics, Medical Toxicology and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Read the announcement on ABPM website

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Why Our Members Treat Addiction

This growing collection of stories offers profound insights into the purpose of treating addiction. These ASAM member stories highlight the positive impact treating addiction can have on a person, a family, a community, and a nation.

We invite you to read these heartfelt stories and share your own. Read the stories