Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management Subspecialty

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) officially approved Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management (HALM) as a subspecialty at its February 2023 Board of Directors Meeting. The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) will serve as the administrative board with the American Boards of Family Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Preventative Medicine serving as co-sponsoring boards, allowing physicians certified by other ABMS Member Boards to apply for the new subspecialty certificate. 


The HALM subspecialty encompasses and integrates experience from clinical medicine and health systems science, including quality improvement, patient safety, public health, communication, informatics, health care economics, and other disciplines into a singular subspecialty certificate. Diplomates will be required to complete HALM training in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited fellowship program and successfully pass a certification examination.  This is a unique opportunity for physicians with management expertise and experience to set standards in physician leadership.


The first HALM exam is scheduled to be administered in 2024.


Learn more about HALM on the ABEM website.

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