Your Allergist is Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
This board represents a recognized medical specialty dealing with allergic sinus disease, asthma and immunologic disorders.
The term board certified traditionally refers to certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties. To see if your Allergist has met these requirements for Board Certification, you can visit the American Board of Medical Specialties website at: http://www.abms.org which has a link to search if your doctor is board certified or you can access it directly by: http://www.certificationmatters.org/is-your-doctor-board-certified.aspx.
The effective treatment of allergic disorders must be solidly based on advanced education and training. The training of an allergist involves at least 9 years of preparation:
4 years of medical school
3 years training in Internal Medicine or Pediatrics
A minimum of 2 more years of subspecialty training in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Specialty Board Certification
To become board certified as an Allergist, a physician must first be certified by the American Board of Pediatrics or the American Board of Internal Medicine, and then certified again by the American Board of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
What is the American Board of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology?
The ABAI was established in 1971 as a Conjoint Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.