ABMS News Release (03/26/20)
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and its Member Boards have reaffirmed their commitment to diplomates and trainees during the COVID-19 crisis. The ABMS and its boards are permitting flexibility with options that include enhanced activities and heightened education in conjunction with specialty societies focused on the virus; deferment of activities or requirements; and/or the extension of cycle deadlines, depending on the timing of activities in the boards' continuing certification programs this year. The boards have pledged to "provide essential resources and programming in a variety of formats, share new information specifically relevant to COVID-19, and assure that additional training required to treat COVID-19 is recognized by the Boards." The boards further stated, "We ... will continue to assist and inform [physicians and trainees] as they use this expertise to treat and protect the health and well-being of their patients, families, and communities."