ABIM Board Exam

Are Internal Medicine Board Questions Relevant to Medical Practice?

On June 13, 2017, a study to determine the relevance of internal medicine board questions was published by JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, entitled “Comparison of Content on the American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Examination With Conditions Seen in...
| July 13th, 2017| Internal Medicine| 3 Comments|

ABIM Exam Results — How Did You Do?

By now, any clinician who took the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification Exam in October 2015 will have received his or her exam results. Based on ABIM’s typical time frame, results for the fall exam were made available by mid-January, which is also...
| February 4th, 2016| Internal Medicine| 1 Comment|

Taking an ABIM Practice Exam Will Help You Feel Better About Taking Those Boards

The complex questions that appear on medical board exams pose challenges for every test taker — even those who are highly experienced. There are up to 70 questions in each 2-hour segment of an American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) exam, so you need to make the...
| January 28th, 2016| Internal Medicine| 1 Comment|

ABIM Assessment 2020 Task Force Recommends Dramatic Changes to MOC Exam

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) released a report [PDF] yesterday from its Assessment 2020 Task Force that recommends replacing the 10-year MOC exam with “meaningful, less burdensome” assessments that physicians could take at home or at the workplace. In addition, the panel recommends new assessments...
| September 17th, 2015| Internal Medicine| 2 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| 17 Comments|