COCERT Invites Comments

The ABMS Committee on Certification (COCERT) is charged with the review and evaluation of ABMS Member Boards’ requests for new specialty and subspecialty certificates and focused practice designations.

COCERT welcomes comments from all interested parties on the following requests by ABMS Member Boards, for consideration in discussion and deliberation.

The ABMS process to establish a new specialty or subspecialty certification is rigorous and thoughtful. It involves input from internal and external stakeholders, public comment, committee review, and is ultimately an ABMS Board of Directors decision.

Posted comments will be shared with COCERT and the requesting Member Board(s) to allow them an opportunity to respond. Additionally, comments may be shared with other ABMS organizational units such as committees and work groups as appropriate.

Individuals interested in learning more about the specific requests for certificates or designations may contact the respective ABMS Member Board.

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Call-in Comment Option

The period during which you can indicate your interest in providing public comment by phone at COCERT’s September 11, 2018 meeting for the requests posted below closed on August 16, 2018. However, if you have comments that you would like to submit prior to September 7, 2018 you may email them to COCERTpublicinput@abms.org or send them by mail to: American Board of Medical Specialties c/o Richard Hawkins, MD, 353 N. Clark Street, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60654. Any comments received by ABMS on or before the close of business on September 7, 2018 will be considered by COCERT. COCERT will consider the application at its meeting on September 11, 2018.

Subspecialty Certificates


Subspecialty certificate in Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery
Member Board(s): American Board of Dermatology
Online Comment Period: The comment period during which comments may be submitted via the ABMS website closed on July 6, 2018. However, if you have comments that you would like to submit prior to September 7, 2018 you may email them to COCERTpublicinput@abms.org or send them by mail to: American Board of Medical Specialties c/o Richard Hawkins, MD, 353 N. Clark Street, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60654. Any comments received by ABMS on or before the close of business on September 7, 2018 will be considered by COCERT. COCERT will consider the application at its meeting on September 11, 2018.

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Subspecialty certificate in Complex Family Planning
Member Board(s): American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Online Comment Period: The comment period during which comments may be submitted via the ABMS website closed on July 6, 2018. However, if you have comments that you would like to submit prior to September 7, 2018 you may email them to COCERTpublicinput@abms.org or send them by mail to: American Board of Medical Specialties c/o Richard Hawkins, MD, 353 N. Clark Street, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60654. Any comments received by ABMS on or before the close of business on September 7, 2018 will be considered by COCERT. COCERT will consider the application at its meeting on September 11, 2018.

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Focused Practice Designations


Designation in Clinical Ultrasonography
Member Board(s): American Board of Emergency Medicine
Online Comment Period: The comment period during which comments may be submitted via the ABMS website closed on July 26, 2018. However, if you have comments that you would like to submit prior to September 7, 2018 you may email them to COCERTpublicinput@abms.org or send them by mail to: American Board of Medical Specialties c/o Richard Hawkins, MD, 353 N. Clark Street, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60654. Any comments received by ABMS on or before the close of business on September 7, 2018 will be considered by COCERT. COCERT will consider the application at its meeting on September 11, 2018.

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Designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Member Board(s): American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Online Comment Period: The comment period during which comments may be submitted via the ABMS website closed on July 26, 2018. However, if you have comments that you would like to submit prior to September 7, 2018 you may email them to COCERTpublicinput@abms.org or send them by mail to: American Board of Medical Specialties c/o Richard Hawkins, MD, 353 N. Clark Street, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60654. Any comments received by ABMS on or before the close of business on September 7, 2018 will be considered by COCERT. COCERT will consider the application at its meeting on September 11, 2018.

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Designation in Central Nervous System Endovascular Surgery
Member Board(s): American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Note: The American Boards of Neurological Surgery; Psychiatry and Neurology; and Radiology are jointly collaborating to offer this designation.
Online Comment Period: The comment period during which comments may be submitted via the ABMS website closed on July 26, 2018. However, if you have comments that you would like to submit prior to September 7, 2018 you may email them to COCERTpublicinput@abms.org or send them by mail to: American Board of Medical Specialties c/o Richard Hawkins, MD, 353 N. Clark Street, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60654. Any comments received by ABMS on or before the close of business on September 7, 2018 will be considered by COCERT. COCERT will consider the application at its meeting on September 11, 2018.

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Designation in Central Nervous System Endovascular Surgery
Member Board(s): American Board of Radiology
Note: The American Boards of Neurological Surgery; Psychiatry and Neurology; and Radiology are jointly collaborating to offer this designation. The American Board of Radiology has submitted an addendum to the previously approved application submitted by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Online Comment Period: The comment period during which comments may be submitted via the ABMS website closed on July 26, 2018. However, if you have comments that you would like to submit prior to September 7, 2018 you may email them to COCERTpublicinput@abms.org or send them by mail to: American Board of Medical Specialties c/o Richard Hawkins, MD, 353 N. Clark Street, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60654. Any comments received by ABMS on or before the close of business on September 7, 2018 will be considered by COCERT. COCERT will consider the application at its meeting on September 11, 2018.

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Notification of Future Comment Periods

Upcoming ABMS Member Board requests for public input are posted below:

  • None currently available

ABMS will continue to announce upcoming requests and comment periods via email to interested parties. To be added to this list, please subscribe to the COCERT announcements list.

Questions

If you have questions related to COCERT, please contact COCERTpublicinput@abms.org.

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