What have obesity medicine fellows done after fellowship?

  • Sit for the American Board of Obesity Medicine exam
  • Stay on at their fellowship institution to work as an Obesity Medicine Physician, train incoming fellows, and develop educational activities
  • Join an Obesity Medicine Program at an academic institution and engage in research and clinical activities focused on obesity
  • Lead an obesity medicine program at an academic institution or community practice
  • Join an existing private practice Obesity Medicine clinic
  • Direct a medical weight management program for an orthopedic surgery center
  • Dedicate specified clinic time to obesity medicine in a primary care setting
  • Provide non-surgical obesity treatment in a bariatric surgery center of excellence

Education & Events

  • American Board of Obesity Medicine abom.org
    • Application deadline: December 1, 2020 ($1500 fee)
    • 2021 Test Window: February 22-25, 2021
  • Columbia/Weill Cornell Obesity Course | Live Stream | April 22-26, 2020 | ihn.cumc.columbia.edu
  • The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine | Live Stream | June 4-6, 2020 | obesity.hmscme.com
  • Overcoming Obesity 2020 | New Orleans, LA | October 7-11, 2020 | fall.obesitymedicine.org
  • ObesityWeek 2020 | Atlanta, GA | November 2-6, 2020 | obesityweek.org


Obesity treatment guidelines & resources

Obesity treatment is more complex than simply telling someone to eat less and exercise more. The below resources provide an overview of comprehensive obesity treatment: