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Subspecialty Certification Requirements

I. Medical School Education
II. Medical Licensure
III. GME Training Requirements

General Requirements
Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
Chemical Pathology
Clinical Informatics
Forensic Pathology
Medical Microbiology
Molecular Genetic Pathology
Pediatric Pathology

Combined Primary and Subspecialty Certification


A. Medical School Requirement

Applicants for certification by the ABP must have graduated from:

a. a medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or

b. an osteopathic college of medicine accredited by the Bureau of Professional Education of the American Osteopathic Association, or

c. a medical school outside the United States or Canada acceptable to the ABP.

B. Medical School Documents Required with Application

1. Applicants must upload a copy of the medical school diploma (along with an English translation if issued outside the United States in a language other than English), showing the medical degree and the date that it was awarded, or if a copy is not available,

2. Graduates of United States or Canadian medical schools may upload a letter from the Deanís office of their medical school certifying that they graduated from medical school. A certificate showing that the applicant has passed a final examination is not acceptable.