ABFM provided a deadline extension to all physicians who had a three-year certification stage ending in 2020 or 2021. The extension, implemented to ease their burden during the Covid-19 pandemic, will conclude for both groups of physicians on June 30, 2022. To learn about what provisions ABFM has offered to help physicians maintain their certification during the pandemic, visit www.theabfm.org/covid-19.
Many new resources are also available to help physicians meet their certification requirements. For a complete summary of what’s new with certification and tips to help physicians complete their current stage, review our new handout
It’s important to note that the current stage extension overlaps with the physician’s next stage. The sooner they complete their current stage requirements, the more time these physicians will have to complete their new stage that will end in 2023 or 2024, respectively.
Please encourage your members to look at their requirements soon, especially if they have a June 30, 2022 deadline. If they have questions or need help, please refer them to the ABFM Support Center at 877-223-7437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.