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Beginning in 2006, physicians can earn board certification in disaster medicine. The American Board of Physician Specialties (Atlanta, Georgia) has created the American Board of Disaster Medicine. This initiative is focused on various clinical specialties so that the collective board can provide a diverse knowledge base and advice to various organizations that engage in preparedness planning. The board will begin accepting applications from physicians on May 1, 2006, and plans to administer its first examination in the fall of 2006. Information regarding eligibility requirements for the American Board of Disaster Medicine is available at http://www.abpsga.org.

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