ABVM is now accepting applications for the 2014 exams.
Deadline for submission for both exams is October 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT.

Please read and follow the instructions set forth on this page to ensure your application is submitted as accurately as possible. Submission of incorrect/incomplete documentation will lengthen the review process, as your application will need to be re-processed. Application and credit card processing will be performed within the secure portion of our site.  When ready to apply, click on the ABVM icon at the bottom of this page to proceed with the application.

If you are a continuing applicant and we currently have your application materials on file, do not apply online.  Please contact us.
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What You'll Need
  ABVM applications will be accepted via the online process only and must be completed in one session.  All notarized and paper document requirements will need to be converted to electronic format. Be sure you have all of the correct documentation before starting and upload it into the proper space. Do not upload more than ONE document into each space. Uploading multiple certificates, letters, awards, etc. is discouraged and lengthens the review process. You cannot edit your application once it has been submitted. All edits must be submitted via email to ABVM. Any application that is incomplete or needs revision, will be assessed a $50.00 charge. The sooner you apply, the sooner your application will be reviewed.
  Eligibility
    -Closely Review the Requirements.
  Time [Please allocate time to complete the application process.  It cannot be continued later.]
    -Scan documents
-Fill out online form
-Upload all necessary electronic documents via the internet
  Equipment
    -Computer
-Scanner (If you do not have access to a scanner, you will need to take your documents to Kinko’s or Office Max for assistance.) Do not submit TIF or ZIP files.
-Internet Access (High Speed Preferred)
  Documentation [All documents should face right side up.]
   

-Updated Curriculum Vitae [All documents must be scanned in pdf or jpg format. No other formats will be accepted.]
-Current State Medical License [If your state license expires before the exam dates, you should not submit your application until you have received your new license. Your application will not be reviewed if you submit a license that expires before 12/1/14 . Medical license must be from the state you are currently practicing in.]
-Primary Board Certification [Your ABIM certificate is your primary board certificate, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology.]   

ABVM General Exam
-Vascular Medicine Fellowship Certificate (Submit this document ONLY if you have completed 12 months of fellowship training in vascular medicine).
-OR-
-Notarized General Letter of Attestation: All letters of attestation must include whether you are applying via the formal vs. training pathway.


Acceptable signatures: Chief of Service of a Medical Subspecialty—no exceptions. The title of the physician signing your letter must be typed underneath the signature. Handwritten dates, titles, will not be accepted. This is a legal document and must be treated as such. The sample letter must be retyped on institution letterhead, not practice letterhead. If you are in a private practice/group setting, letters of attestation signed by “partners” will not be accepted regardless of their position. If you are sitting for both exams, you cannot have the same physician write both letters for you. The notary seal must be visible or it will not be accepted.

ABVM Endovascular Exam
-Notarized Endovascular Letter of Attestation (Required format): All letters of attestation must include whether you are applying via the formal vs. training pathway.

Acceptable signatures: Director of Cardiac Cath Lab, Director, Interventional Radiology, Program Director or Chief of Medical Staff—no exceptions. The title of the physician signing your letter must be typed underneath the signature. Handwritten dates, titles, will not be accepted. This is a legal document and must be treated as such. The sample letter must be retyped on institution letterhead, not practice letterhead. Letters signed by nurses, etc. will not be accepted. If you are in a private practice/group setting, letters of attestation signed by “partners” will not be accepted regardless of their position. If you are sitting for both exams, you cannot have the same physician sign both letters. The notary seal must be visible or it will not be accepted.

Submit Application
  Below is a walkthrough of the application.
  Applicant Information [Name, DOB, and Degree]
 

Contact Information [Mailing Address, Phone, Fax, Working Email]
All information is communicated by e-mail.  If you do not check your e-mail regularly or your e-mail is not working properly, you will be unaware of any deficiencies in your application, status of your application, etc. 
  Requirements [Documentation listed above to be uploaded in electronic format]
    All letters of attestation must be on institution letterhead, not practice/group letterhead. A current date is required on all letters. Letters submitted with dates from a previous year, will not be accepted.
Recommendations:
-Scan your documents  (300dpi is best)
-Save as file type .pdf only
-Archive your files
-Wait until upload is complete before uploading the next file

Payment & Approval
  Be informed of the fees and refund policy.  Understand all requirements for each test. Names and addresses of applicants must exactly match information your credit card company has on file, otherwise your application will not go through. Please click once as processing may take up to 60 seconds to complete.  Clicking more than once will result in your card being charged multiple times. 
  Visa, Mastercard, and Discover accepted.
  Confirmation of successful submission.
  Pending approval of your application. you will receive confirmation within 6-8 weeks.


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