Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management

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  • Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management

Health Care Administration, Education, and Leadership (HALM) integrates expertise from medicine, health systems science, quality improvement, patient safety, business, public health, communication, computer science, economics, law, and other disciplines in a singular subspecialty certification.

The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), and ABEM are co-sponsors of HALM certification. ABEM is responsible for examination development, administration, scoring, and analysis. Each sponsoring board is responsible for reviewing and approving its respective candidates’ applications and notifying them of their examination results.

Each sponsoring board appoints members to the HALM Exam Committee. The primary functions of the Exam Committee are to develop examinations and a continuing certification process in HALM, and review and approve the applications of physicians of their own boards. The Exam Committee will be overseen by an Advisory Committee.

Eligibility

Physicians seeking to take the certification examination in HALM must:

  1. Be certified by an ABMS member board
  2. Meet the requirements of one of the eligibility pathways as specified in the eligibility criteria
  3. Complete and submit the application to ABEM (application not yet available)
  4. Actively participate in the continuing certification process of their primary certification board
  5. Fulfill the Policy on Medical Licensure 
  6. Comply with the Policy on Board Eligibility for Subspecialties

Exam Process

The HALM Certification Examination is offered every other year in even-numbered years. The first exam will be administered in 2024.

Apply

Physicians applying to take the HALM Certification Examination will have access to an online form. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Register

Physicians with approved applications will be notified how to register for the examination and schedule an appointment at a Pearson VUE testing center.

Taking the Exam

Additional information about the HALM Certification Exam will be posted when it becomes available.

Content Specifications

The Core Content of HALM Medicine (Core Content) is the basis for all HALM examination exams. The 2023 Core Content defines the content for the initial certification examination for HALM.

Core Content of HALM Medicine [Word]
Core Content of HALM Medicine [PDF] 

Results

ABEM sends candidates that are not applying through a co-sponsoring board the results of their examination in writing within 90 days of the date of the examination.

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