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.

ABMS has a fixed, multi-stage process to establish a new specialty or subspecialty certification or designation. The process is both thoughtful and rigorous, involving input from internal and external stakeholders, public comment, consideration by COCERT, and action by the ABMS Board of Directors.

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

  • COCERT will provide an opportunity for public comment by phone at its meeting on March 2, 2020 regarding the requests posted below. Participants will be given up to 2 minutes to state their thoughts regarding their request of interest. RSVP details will be posted on January 23. To find out more information about the Open Forum, please subscribe to the COCERT announcements list.

Subspecialty Certifications

  • Request: Co-sponsorship of Subspecialty Certification in Neurocritical Care
    Member Board (s): American Board of Internal Medicine

    Online Comment Period: Ends January 21, 2020

    View Application | Submit Comments

COCERT will consider the request at its meeting on March 2, 2020. Note that the Subspecialty Certification in Neurocritical Care is co-sponsored by the American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Emergency Medicine, American Board of Neurological Surgery, and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and was approved by ABMS in 2018.


Focused Practice Designations

  • Request: Designation in Urologic Oncology
    Member Board(s): American Board of Urology

    Online Comment Period: Ends January 21, 2020

    View Application | Submit Comments

COCERT will consider the request at its meeting on March 2, 2020.


Notification of Future Comment Periods

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

  • There are currently no new requests under consideration by COCERT.

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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