It is our very great pleasure to share the news that the ABMS has approved PHM as the newest ABP subspecialty. This represents the culmination of over 10 years of effort by countless people who participated in the discussion.
The next steps will be for the ABP to form a sub-board to start working on a test as well as finalizing the criteria for the clinical pathway (grandparenting) to be eligible for the test during the first 3 test cycles. At the same time the RRC will start to look at the current and future fellowship programs.
Remember that the ABP certifies individuals and the RRC certifies programs. Congratulations to the PHM community and the specialty of PHM!
Dr. Daniel Rauch, Chairperson of the Joint Council of Pediatric Hospital Medicine