Richard J. Glassock, MD; John A. Benson Jr., MD; Robert B. Copeland, MD; Herman A. Godwin Jr., MD; W. G. Johanson Jr., MD; Warren Point, MD; Richard L. Popp, MD; Lawrence Scherr, MD; Jay H. Stein, MD; O. David Taunton, MD
After more than 20 years of discussion and debate, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) decided in December 1986 to join 17 other specialty boards by limiting the duration of validity for all certificates it issued. This policy has been in effect since 1987 for Geriatric Medicine and 1988 for Critical Care Medicine and will involve all certificates issued in 1990 and thereafter It will have a significant effect on current and future trainees in Internal Medicine, its subspecialties and added qualifications, and will also, in all likelihood, have an effect on holders of non-time-limited certificates.
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Glassock RJ, Benson JA, Copeland RB, Godwin HA, Johanson WG, Point W, et al. Time-Limited Certification and Recertification: The Program of the American Board of Internal Medicine: The Task Force on Recertification. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:59–62. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-1-59
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