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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|

Across the Board: Changes to Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) has been controversial, but most physicians agree that it is important to participate in continuous learning as evidence-based medicine, drugs, and technologies are innovating rapidly. Feedback from physicians in practice is driving adjustments to MOC programs in the American Board of Internal Medicine...
| August 18th, 2016| Family Medicine| 5 Comments|

New ABIM FasTrack System Goes Live July 2016

In July 2016, new enhancements to the ABIM FasTrack system for recording residents’ competency ratings, which help to determine eligibility for ABIM’s board certification exam, will go live. The ABIM FasTrack system was created at the request of the GME community, and this is the third year...
| June 30th, 2016| Learning| 0 Comments|

Elimination of ABIM Practice Improvement Modules: How it Affects Physicians

ABIM has made some changes to the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process recently, and physicians may be wondering how these changes will affect them. One significant change that diplomates should be aware of is the elimination of practice improvement modules. The goal of ABIM is to continuously...
| February 25th, 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|