Time Away from Training FAQ

In its continuing goal to reduce common sources of stress for program directors, APDIM has collaborated with ABIM to develop a "frequently asked questions" document that will help to ensure that trainees who require extended time away have appropriate training and stay with ABIM policies. APDIM Council members worked closely with ABIM leaders to clarify answers to common questions that arise when trying to determine whether trainees will require an extension of their training time, while the APDIM Survey Committee polled program directors to determine how their understanding of ABIM policy aligns with the provided clarifications.

The downloadable FAQ document incorporates a few case vignettes to allow practice in applying the principles while the answer key for the 2019 APDIM Spring Survey section provides reinforcment to understanding the principles.