The ABMS Visiting Scholars Program supports projects that seek to advance the ABMS mission and address the research priorities and interests of the ABMS Research and Education Foundation, participating ABMS Member Boards, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

  • Diagnostic and prognostic excellence within and across specialties
  • Adoption of competency-based medical education and assessments across certification programs
  • Racial equity and diversity across the health care continuum
  • Continuing certification programs impact on physician well-being
  • Physician engagement in quality improvement and patient safety
  • Research priorities of co-sponsor ABMS Member Boards of Allergy and Immunology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Orthpaedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Radiology, Thoracic Surgery, and Urology

Scholars say that the program helped shape their career path, advanced their research aspirations, and forged long-term professional relationships.

Consult

with certification, research and data science subject matter experts

Learn

from national thought leaders in medical education, certification, and health policy

Build

a professional network of colleagues across the board certification community

Participate

in ABMS community meetings, events, and professional health care forums

Engage

with research mentors and thought leaders across the certification community

The application period for the 2024–2025 cohort OPENS March 15 and closes at 11:59 pm on June 17

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“If you have an idea that you’re passionate about, this is the platform to put it on because you’ll have the resources, the support, and the professional network to bring that idea to fruition.”

Gina Badalato, MD ABMS Visiting Scholars Alum

“The American Board of Medical Specialties really just opens up their doors and gives you as many opportunities as possible. It’s been fantastic.”

Sara Hunter, MD ABMS Visiting Scholars Alum

“The ABMS Visiting Scholars Program opened opportunities for us to collaborate with each other in the future.”

Divya Srikumaran, MD ABMS Visiting Scholars Alum

“If you have an innovative idea, this is a great program to submit to. It’s also a great way to build community.”

Benjamin Kinnear, MD ABMS Visiting Scholars Alum

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