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ABMS Sets Time Limits for Attaining Board Certification

Physicians no longer have an indefinite amount of time to achieve board certification. A new American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) rule now requires doctors to be certified three to seven years after completing residency training. Time limits will vary by specialty, with each of the ABMS 24 member boards to set policy by April 16.