ABIM Board Certification

How to Meet ABIM’s December 31 Deadline for Your MOC Points

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program has made a lot of changes in the past few months, but it still requires that you earn some MOC points every 2 years — and those points are due at the end of December....
| December 3rd, 2015| Internal Medicine| 0 Comments|

I Studied for the Internal Medicine Boards on the StairMaster

I knew years in advance that I had to take the internal medicine boards in 2015. Since my husband works in football, I knew I better not schedule the test for the fall. So, April 2015 was it. My study plan? I had a vague idea that...
| August 6th, 2015| Internal Medicine| 15 Comments|

ABIM Changes MOC Requirements

“We got it wrong and we’re sorry.” Yesterday, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced on their website and via an email to their diplomates that they are making immediate and substantial changes to their MOC requirements, including the suspension of Part 4 (practice assessment requirement),...
| February 4th, 2015| Internal Medicine| 29 Comments|

The Patient Safety Requirement

It’s a cold, clear morning in December. The lights in the operating room shine directly over your patient; there are no shadows. Sterile instruments line up at your fingertips, and your hands are scrubbed and gloved. Although you’ve performed this procedure a thousand times, a jolt travels...
| December 18th, 2014| Internal Medicine| 1 Comment|

ABIM Verification: What Does it Mean to Patients?

Does the average patient know or care about medical board certification? An ABMS consumer survey finds that 91% of consumers claim that board certification is “somewhat important” to “very important” as a criterion for selecting a doctor. However, the same study finds that 78% of consumers incorrectly...
| September 5th, 2014| Internal Medicine| 0 Comments|