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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.
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Title Annotation:POLICY & PRACTICE
Author:Anderson, Jane
Publication:Internal Medicine News
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 15, 2009
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