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Anesthesiology
www.theaba.org

Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J‑1 Sponsorship
Anesthesia for Out-patient Surgery
Neuroanesthesia
Obstetric Anesthesia
Recovery Room Care
Regional Anesthesia

Dermatology
www.abderm.org

Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J‑1 Sponsorship
Applications of Laser to Dermatology & Cutaneous Biology
Clinical Educator in Dermatology
Cosmetic Dermatology
Cutaneous Oncology
Cutaneous Photobiology
Dermatologic Surgery
Dermatology Investigative/Academic Research Training Track
Dermatopharmacology
Epidemiology
Immunodermatology
Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Family Medicine
www.theabfm.org

Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J‑1 Sponsorship
Chief Residency (View additional information.)
Hospital Care
Obstetrics
Rural Health
Women’s Health

Internal Medicine
www.abim.org

Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J‑1 Sponsorship
Cardiovascular Disease
Advanced Cardiac Electrophysiology
Advanced Cardiovascular Disease (Academic/Research Track)
Advanced Catheterization (Academic/Research Track)
*Advanced Heart Failure Transplant
Cardiac Arrhythmia
Cardiac Critical Care
Cardiac Imaging (including Cardiac CT/MRI)
Cardiac Pacemakers & Pacing
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Congenital Heart Disease in Adults
Diagnostic Cardiovascular Disease
Echocardiography
Geriatric Cardiology
Heart Failure
Non-invasive Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology
Preventive Cardiology
Transplantation Cardiology
Vascular Brachytherapy
Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Advanced Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism (Academic/Research Track)
Clinical Nutrition
Diabetes Mellitus
Geriatric Endocrinology
Hypertension
Nutrition & Metabolic Disease
Osteoporosis
Pituitary Diseases
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Pre-diabetes (Metabolic Syndrome)
Reproductive Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Advanced Gastroenterology (Academic/Research Track)
Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS)
Endoscopy (ERCP)
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Motility
Gastrointestinal Nutrition
Geriatric Gastroenterology
Hepatology
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Transplantation Gastroenterology
Transplant Hepatology (Training undertaken 7/1/11 and thereafter must take place at an ACGME-accredited program)
General Internal Medicine
Academic General Internal Medicine
Advanced Training in Hospital Medicine
Ambulatory Care
Chief Residency (View additional information.)
Clinical Education
Clinical Epidemiology
Clinical Pharmacology
Consultation Medicine in Pregnancy
Evidence-based Medicine
Genetics in Internal Medicine
Geographic Medicine
Health Services (Outcome) Research
Primary Care Medicine
Psychosocial Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Advanced Geriatric Medicine (Academic/Research Track)
Dementia
Geriatric Neurology
Osteoporosis
Rehabilitation Geriatrics
Hematology & Oncology
Advanced Hematology & Oncology (Academic/Research Track)
Blood & Marrow Transplantation
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Cancer Genetics
Coagulation Medicine
Genito-urinary Oncology
Geriatric Hematology & Oncology
Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer
Leukemia
Oncology in Gastroenterology
Oncology in Pulmonary Medicine
Sickle Cell Disease
Stem Cell Replacement
Transplantation Hematology – Oncology
Infectious Diseases
Advanced Infectious Diseases (Academic/Research Track)
Clinical Epidemiology
Clinical Microbiology
Geriatric Infectious Diseases
HIV & AIDS
Immunotherapy
Transplantation Infectious Disease
Tuberculosis & Pulmonary Infections
Nephrology
Advanced Nephrology (Academic/Research Track)
Geriatric Nephrology
Hypertension Nephrology
Interventional Nephrology
Renal Genetics
Renal Imaging
Transplantation Nephrology
Pulmonary Disease
Advanced Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine (Academic/Research Track)
Genetic Pulmonary Disease
Geriatric Pulmonary Disease
Heart-lung Transplantation
Interventional Pulmonology
Lung Transplantation
Neurocritical Care & Stroke
Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Vascular Medicine
Rheumatology
Advanced Rheumatology (Academic/Research Track)
Genetic Musculoskeletal Disease
Geriatric Rheumatology
Inflammatory Muscle Disease
Rheumatology/Allergy & Immunology
Spinal Disease
Systemic Lupus Erythematosis

*ECFMG will follow ABIM training pathway regulations.

Nuclear Medicine
www.abnm.org

For further information regarding non-standard training programs, please visit the ABNM website.

Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J‑1 Sponsorship
Nuclear Oncology
Pediatric Nuclear Medicine
PET
Renal Nuclear Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology
www.abog.org

Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J‑1 Sponsorship Length of Program
Family Planning 2 years
Gynecologic Endoscopy
Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery
Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology

Ophthalmology
www.abop.org

Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J‑1 Sponsorship Length of Program
Cornea 1-2 years
Glaucoma 1-2 years
Neuro-ophthalmology 1-2 years
Ocular Oncology 1-2 years
Oculoplastics 1-2 years
Ophthalmic Pathology 1-2 years
Pediatric/Strabismus 1-2 years
Retina/Vitreous 1-2 years
Uveitis 1-2 years

Otolaryngology
www.aboto.org

Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J‑1 Sponsorship
Craniomaxillofacial
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery
Laryngology
Microvascular Surgery
Otology
Rhinology
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Pathology
www.abpath.org

The American Board of Pathology is willing to endorse a J-1 visa applicant for advanced study in the fields of Pathology listed below only if the J-1 visa candidate has completed the prerequisites for primary certification and has applied for certification or is a diplomate of The American Board of Pathology. Please contact the board if there are additional questions.

Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J‑1 Sponsorship
Autopsy Pathology
Clinical Pathology:
Informatics
Laboratory management
Surgical Pathology (with concentrated study in Renal Pathology, Gynecology Pathology, etc.)

Pediatrics
www.abp.org

Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J‑1 Sponsorship Length of Program
General Pediatrics
Academic General Pediatrics 1-3 years
Academic Research Track (applicable to all Pediatric sub-specialties) 1-2 years
Chief Residency (View additional information.) 1 year
Clinical Pharmacology 1-2 years
Community Pediatrics 1 year
ECMO 1 year
Health Services Fellowship 1-2 years
Hospital Medicine 1-2 years
Cardiology
Adult/Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease 1-2 years
Advanced Cardiac Imaging 1 year
Cardiac Critical Care 1-2 years
Echocardiography 1 year
Electrophysiology 1-2 years
Heart Failure Transplantation 1 year
Interventional Cardiology 1-2 years
Endocrinology
Neuroendocrinology 1-2 years
Gastroenterology
Interventional Endoscopy 1 year
Motility 1 year
Nutrition 1 year
Hematology – Oncology
Advanced Training in Coagulation 1 year
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Reconstitution
(Bone Marrow Transplant)
1 year
Neuro-oncology 1 year
Sickle Cell Disease 1 year
Solid Tumor Oncology 1 year
Infectious Diseases
HIV/AIDS 1 year
Vaccinology & Vaccine Preventable Diseases 1-2 years
Pulmonology
Lung Transplantation 1 year

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
www.abpmr.org

The American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation will consider recognition of non-standard programs on a case-by-case basis.

Plastic Surgery
www.abplsurg.org

Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J‑1 Sponsorship Length of Program
Aesthetic Surgery 1 year
Breast Surgery 1 year
Burn Reconstructive Surgery 1 year
Burn Surgery 1 year
Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery 1 year
General Reconstructive Surgery 2 years
Laser and Vascular Malformation Surgery 1 year
Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery 1 year
Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery 1 year
Pediatric Plastic Surgery 2 years

Psychiatry & Neurology
www.abpn.com

Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J‑1 Sponsorship Length of Program
Psychiatry
Administrative Psychiatry 1-2 years
AIDS 1-2 years
Community Psychiatry 1-2 years
Developmental Disabilities 1-2 years
Emergency Psychiatry 1-2 years
Infant Psychiatry 1-2 years
Mood Disorders 1-2 years
Neuropsychiatry 1-2 years
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) 1-2 years
Psychopharmacology 1-2 years
Psychotherapy 1-4 years
Psychotic Disorders 1-3 years
Public Psychiatry and Public Policy 1-2 years
Women’s Mental Health 1-2 years
Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J‑1 Sponsorship Length of Program
Neurology
Advanced Neuromuscular Medicine 1-2 years
AIDS 1-2 years
Alzheimer’s Disease 1-2 years
Autoimmune Neurology 1-2 years
Autonomic Disorders 1-2 years
Behavioral Neurology 1-3 years
Dementia 1-2 years
EEG 1-2 years
EMG 1-2 years
Epilepsy (Adult or Pediatric) 1-2 years
Geriatric Neurology 1-2 years
International Endovascular 1-2 years
Headache (Adult & Pediatric) 1-2 years
Interventional Neurology 1-2 years
Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery 1-2 years
Memory Disorders 1-2 years
Movement Disorders 1-3 years
Multiple Sclerosis 1-2 years
Multiple Sclerosis/Neurology/Neurosurgery 1-2 years
Neonatal Neurology 1-2 years
Neuroepidemiology 1-2 years
Neurogenetics 1-2 years
Neuroimaging 1-2 years
Neuroimmunology 1-2 years
Neuroimmunology/Infectious Diseases/Multiple Sclerosis 2-3 years
Neuroimmunology to include Multiple Sclerosis 1-2 years
Neurologic Critical Care 1-2 years
*Neuromuscular Medicine 1 year
Neuro-oncology 1-3 years
Neuro-ophthalmology 1-3 years
Neuro-otology 1-2 years
Neuropathology 1-2 years
Neuropharmacology 1-2 years
Neurorehabilitation 1-2 years
Neurovirology & Other Infections of the Nervous System 1-2 years
Pediatric Epilepsy 1-2 years
Peripheral Nerve Disorders 1-2 years

*Neuromuscular medicine training undertaken after the 2012 exam must take place at an ACGME-accredited program.

Radiology
www.theabr.org

The American Board of Radiology will consider recognition of non-standard programs on a case-by-case basis.

Surgery
www.absurgery.org

Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J-1 Sponsorship Length of Program
Recognized Advanced GI Surgical Disciplines:
Foregut Surgery 1 year
Hepatic Surgery 1 year
Hepatobiliary Surgery 1 year
Recognized Endocrine Surgical Disciplines:
Endocrine Surgery 1 year
Recognized Laparoscopic Surgical Disciplines:
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery 1 year
Bariatric Surgery 1 year
Endoscopic Surgery 1 year
Laparoscopic Surgery 1 year
Minimally Invasive Surgery 1 year
Videoendoscopic Surgery 1 year
Recognized Oncological Fellowships:
Breast Oncology 1 year
Endocrine Oncology 1 year
Head & Neck Surgical Oncology 1-2 years
Pediatric Surgical Oncology 1 year
Surgical Oncology 1-2 years
Recognized Reconstructive Surgical Disciplines:
Microsurgery 1 year
Recognized Transplantation Disciplines:
Abdominal Multi-organ Transplantation 2 years
Recognized Trauma Disciplines:
Burn Surgery 1 year
Pediatric Trauma Surgery 1 year
Trauma Surgery 1 year

Thoracic Surgery
www.abts.org

Non-Standard Subspecialty Disciplines Recognized for Purpose of J‑1 Sponsorship Length of Program
Adult Cardiac Surgery 1-2 years
Cardiac Valve Surgery 1 year
Cardiothoracic Transplantation Surgery
Endovascular Thoracic Surgery 1-2 years
General Thoracic Surgery
Lung Transplantation 1-2 years
Mechanical Cardiac Support & Cardiac Transpl

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