Many of the definition and factual core knowledge questions are in written question formats involving short answers and multiple choice questions which address the broad scope of occupational medicine knowledge, e.g. asking definitions, terms, facts, concepts from the stated core requirements.
Candidates are presented with written scenarios of health problems reported by workers. Examiners will ask standard question relating to each case, and responses of the candidate are graded using a template of ideal answers. SAMPs focus on management using knowledge rather than merely facts.
The research project provides CBOM the best use of the candidate’s research as an examination tool for certification. The research project will demonstrate the candidate’s ability to:
The research project is a “take-home” exam. Candidates are permitted to use any consistent format convention in the write-up.
Candidates are advised to prepare for the ACBOM and CCBOM examinations with the assistance of a mentor. CBOM will provide help to examination candidates who are seeking mentors.
Examinations for ACBOM and CCBOM usually take place annually in the Fall but may be held, at the Board’s discretion, at other times of the year. In such situations, the timetable for examination candidates will be adjusted accordingly.