American Board of Specialties

In order to meet the educational requirements for each resident and fellow, it is necessary to consult the American Boards of each specialty to determine the maximum leave allowed for a resident to remain Board eligible. Some Boards clearly state the maximum time allowed for leaves; some have no specific policy; while others defer to the program director. Therefore, each Board must be consulted in order to determine if makeup time is required.

Please contact the American Board of Medical Specialties at for specialty and subspecialty certification information.