American Board of Aesthetic Medicine (ABAM)
The American Board of Aesthetic Medicine - ABAM is an independent specialty board. ABAM was established to provide a standardized pathway for physicians coming from a non-cosmetic background to be certified in aesthetic medicine. Physicians from a variety of medical fields are now adding aesthetic procedures to their practices, and a formal training and certification process for them is essential. Presently, the only training pathways for aesthetic medicine is by completing a residency in plastic surgery or dermatology which are not open to other specialties. By providing this certification ABAM contributes to the improvement of the quality of care in the field of aesthetic medicine.
ABAM do not have any affiliation with any other organizations. As an independent board we have our own process of certification and requirement. ABAM is not part of the ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties). ABAM certified physicians have demonstrated that they have proper training, clinical skills and, knowledge essential for the safe and excellent practice of aesthetic medicine. Certification by the American Board of Aesthetic Medicine also indicates that the physician has met the clinical and educational criteria to be eligible to sit for a comprehensive and rigorous written examination, and has successfully passed the examination.