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About the GALEN Exam

GALEN Exam CertificateThe GALEN Exam is meant to provide assurance to the public, including people living with HIV/AIDS, that a physician certified by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) has successfully completed an evaluation process which includes an exam designed to assess the knowledge required to deliver a continuum of HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and support. The GALEN Exam is designed in a multiple-choice best-answer format. A score of 70% or higher is required to pass the GALEN Exam. Individuals who pass the GALEN Exam earn a Certificate of Clinical Competence in HIV Medicine.

Context

Earning a Certificate of Clinical Competence in HIV Medicine marks the beginning of a two-year certification maintenance cycle. To maintain their certification, certified physicians will be encouraged to participate in continuing education (CE) activities - including monthly in-service trainings, grand rounds, lectures, and Internet-based educational programs - that build upon their knowledge and skills in the field of HIV medicine.

Re-certification is required every two years. Unless otherwise announced, re-certification will require successfully passing the GALEN Exam available within the calendar quarter in which a Certificate of Clinical Competence in HIV Medicine is due to expire.

Registration Fees

Examinees must register and pay registration fees to take the GALEN Exam. The current discounted fees are $25 (USD) for developing world examinees, and $75 (USD) for developed world examinees. In the event an examinee does not pass the GALEN Exam, these fees are not refundable — however the examinee may retake the exam within a one-month period without paying an additional registration fee.

GALEN Exam Committee

Chair Emeritus

John G. Bartlett, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA
Co-Chairs

Bernard Hirschel, MD
Geneva University Hospital
Geneva, Switzerland

Peter Mugyenyi, MD
Joint Clinical Research Centre
Kampala, Uganda

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