ABAARM Frequently Asked Questions
What is the value of being Board Certified in Anti-Aging medicine?
It is a significant professional landmark. ABAARM certification denotes peer recognition in the fastest-growing new hightech medical specialty. Readily establish your practice as a leading facility for Anti-Aging healthcare, by receiving new patient referrals from patients seeking qualified Anti-Aging doctors via A4M and the World Health Network (www.A4M.com). Most importantly, the growing number of ABAARM-certified physicians will help A4M to achieve formal sub-specialty recognition and a new status for both Anti-Aging medicine and for those practicing it as qualified clinicians.
How should I prepare for the exam?
Purchase your review kit and begin studying!
Do I have to complete all the requirements before I take the exam?
No, membership in good standing in A4M and exam registration will start the process. The Board Registrar will work with you obtaining the remainder of your requirements.
I took the Exam. When will I know my score?
Grading of ABAARM Written Exam and the ABAARM Oral Exam are completed within 4 to 6 weeks of the date on which the exam was administered. The Board Registrar notifies each examinee of their score. On a case-by-case basis for examinees who fail the written exam, the examinee may request (at additional cost to examinee) the ABAARM Review Committee to conduct a Deficiency Analysis. This analysis presents a segmented summary of the knowledge deficits of the examinee as demonstrated by performance on the exam.
What is my status after I pass the written exam?
A physician who passes the written exam (Part 1) and has met the requirements may refer to him/her self as a Diplomate in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. The physician maintains "Diplomate" status as long as he/she is a current member of the A4M and has yet to pass the Oral Exam (Part 1).
How does being a Diplomate in Anti-Aging Medicine benefit me?
It demonstrates to your patients that you have taken an active interest in the science of longevity. In addition, the exam helps to ensure Anti-Aging physicians have grasped the essentials relating to the clinical application of Anti-Aging medical care. Because the criteria for maintaining ABAARM credentials include attending Anti-Aging scientific conferences and completing 200 hours of CME credit, Diplomate status underscores and enhances the physician's commitment to receiving ongoing medical education.
What is my status after I pass the Oral Exam (Part II)?
After passing the oral exam and completing part II of the requirements, verification by ABAARM of completion of the physician's certification and receipt of a signed certificate from the board, s/he may refer to her/himself as "Board Certified" in Anti-Aging Medicine by the American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine.
NOTE: To maintain ABAARM certification, you must keep your membership in good standing with the A4M.
Credentials after completion
ABAARM candidate shall not use the term "Certified" until they have completed both Parts I and II of the ABAARM examination process. Passing Part I (Written Exam) entitles the physician to a status as "Diplomate." Only after passing Part II (Oral Exam), completing the necessary application and written requirements of ABAARM, and maintaining membership in good standing in A4M may the physician refer to him/herself as Certified in anti-aging medicine.
The American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine makes information on the status of physicians as Certified available to medical professionals and the general public. The complete listing of "Certified" physicians is presented in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine's Anti-Aging Physicians Directory. This publication is made available to members and non-members of A4M and is a benefit of A4M Membership. Patients requesting physician referrals from A4M may be directed to physicians based on this information.
ABAARM Certification is valuable to a physician's professional credentials. Part II (Oral Exam) is an important determinant of proficiency as it includes a chart review process. By becoming Certified, the physician demonstrates he/she is capable of providing safe and efficacious diagnostic evaluations and treatment protocols.
Any physician who is using the credential "Diplomate" or "Certified" by ABAARM erroneously or falsely that is brought to the attention of the ABAARM Ethics Committee and shall be issued a notification letter to cease until such time as he/she has passed the examination section as appropriate to the credential. Said notice may remain as a permanent part of the individual's academic credentials file if so deemed appropriate by the ABAARM Ethics Committee.
The American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine (ABAARM) advises all ABAARM candidates that the only recognized preparatory session for ABAARM Part I (Written Examination) is that which is conducted by ABAARM. No instruction, either of a formal or casual nature, arranged or offered by parties other than ABAARM, are sanctioned by ABAARM or A4M.
Can I order extra plaques after I become Board Certified?
Yes after you have received confirmation that you are “Board Certified” you may purchase customized plaques at the framed certificate store.