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. ABAARM-certified physicians can readily establish their practices as leading facilities 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?
It is highly recommended that you purchase the ABAARM Review Materials. Read all of the books and media supplied in the review kit, then establish a confident comprehension of the Study Guide. Finally, practice by taking the test review questions in the study workbook. Based on the decision of the Board of Directors, past examination questions will not be available in order to safeguard the integrity of the exam process.
Do I have to complete all the requirements before I take the exam?
No, membership in good standing in A4M, your application, and payment will start the process and you can sit for the exam. 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 Part II, 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.
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.