American Board of Medical Specialties

Christin Giordano McAuliffe, MD, and fellow VUMC medical residents played a key role creating more flexible leave policies for physicians-in-training across the country.

Medical residents help craft national leave policy

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which oversees physician certification in the United States, announced the adoption of a “progressive leave policy that will offer residents and fellows more flexibility, reduce stress and increase autonomy in making life decisions, especially with regard to family and parental leave.”

Study questions fees of medical specialty boards

Physicians have been objecting to the high cost of the certification fees of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member boards for many years, and a research letter published recently by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that the revenue of these boards greatly exceeded expenditures in 2013.

Clinical informatics gains subspecialty recognition

Christoph Lehmann, M.D., and a handful of fellow experts in clinical informatics have secured official recognition for their subspecialty from the American Board of Medical Specialties.