Certified dermatologists may apply to earn a subspecialty certificate in Health Care Leadership and Management (HALM).
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has announced approval of the HALM subspecialty, which is co-sponsored by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), and American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM).
The HALM subspecialty encompasses and integrates experience from clinical medicine and health systems science, including quality improvement, patient safety, health care economics, public health, communication, informatics, and other related disciplines into a singular subspecialty certificate. Diplomates eligible to apply for the certification exam will have completed HALM training in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited fellowship program or met the requirements of a practice-only pathway.
The American Board of Dermatology is one of 13 ABMS Member Boards whose diplomates can pursue this subspecialty certification. The first HALM exam is scheduled to be administered in 2024. Information regarding eligibility requirements may be found on the ABEM website.
More information also is available from ABMS.
The ABD is one of 13 ABMS Member Boards whose diplomates can pursue this subspecialty certification.