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Geriatric Medicine Board Review Topics Covered:

  • Biology: Gerontology
  • Physiology
  • Physiology: Normal Physiologic Changes With Aging
  • Physiology: Clinical Implications of Age-related Changes
  • Demography and Epidemiology
  • Psychology and Sociology of Aging
  • Gerontology
  • Medication Issues in the Elderly Not Related to Specific Conditions
  • Allergy Diseases in the Elderly
  • Cardiovascular Diseases in the Elderly
  • Dermatology Diseases in the Elderly
  • Endocrinology Diseases in the Elderly
  • Gastroenterology Diseases in the Elderly
  • Genitourinary and Gender-specific Disorders in the Elderly
  • Hematology and Oncology Diseases in the Elderly
  • Infectious Diseases in the Elderly
  • Nephrology Diseases in the Elderly
  • Neurology Diseases in the Elderly
  • Oral Health in the Elderly
  • Pulmonary Disease in the Elderly
  • Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Conditions in the Elderly
  • Ears, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Disorders in the Elderly
  • Geriatric Syndromes
  • Functional Assessment and Rehabilitation
  • Caring for Elderly Patients: Preventive
  • Caring for Elderly Patients: Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine
  • Caring for Elderly Patients: Economic Aspects of Health Care and Health Care Delivery Models
  • Caring for Elderly Patients
  • Cultural Aspects of Aging
  • End of Life Care
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Ophthalmology

About the ABIM Geriatric Medicine Certification Exam

The purpose of the ABIM Geriatric Medicine Certification Exam is designed to evaluate the knowledge, diagnostic reasoning, and clinical judgment skills expected of a certified geriatrician.

Although the Geriatric Medicine Certification Exam is administered by the ABIM, the Geriatric Medicine Certification Program is developed by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM).

What content is tested on the ABIM Geriatric Medicine Certification Exam?

According to the ABIM Geriatric Medicine Certification exam blueprint, the following topics will be tested:

  • Gerontology 5%
  • Diseases in the Elderly 45%
  • Geriatric Psychiatry 8.5%
  • Geriatric Syndromes 22.5%
  • Functional Assessment and Rehabilitation 3%
  • Caring for Elderly Patients 16%

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Check out Dr. Mike Natter, answer a question from our Geriatric Medicine question bank! This lecture is part of our "Practice Connection" video series. BoardVitals developed this series to highlight helpful practice questions and explanations. This Geriatric Medicine lecture explains how to diagnose and treat Hypertension, covered in our Geriatric Medicine question bank.

How many questions are on the ABIM Geriatric Medicine Certification Exam?

The Geriatric Medicine Certification Exam is approximately 10 hours long and consists of up to 240 multiple-choice questions.

The pass rate for the ABIM Geriatric Medicine Certification exam in 2018 was 87%.