Obesity medicine exam to come.
Ten professional societies are jointly developing an Obesity
Medicine Physician Certification Examination to credential physicians
who care for obese adults and children. Last year, the group began
assembling the body of knowledge that physicians need to be experts in
obesity. The societies have now begun writing questions for the exam,
which is scheduled to be completed by March 2010, according to the
Obesity Society. Among the 10 groups are the Obesity Society, the
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Diabetes
Association, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American
Heart Association, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric
Surgery, the American Society for Nutrition, and the Endocrine Society.