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ABIM General Internal Medicine Exam Schedules

ABIM Certification Exam (Initial Certification)

Exam DatesRegistration DatesLate Registration Dates
2024: Aug. 15, 20, 26, 28, 29, 2024Dec. 1, 2023 – Apr. 15, 2024Apr. 16, 2024– Apr. 28, 2024

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ABIM Maintenance of Certification Exam (Traditional MOC Exam)

Exam DatesRegistration Dates
Spring 2024: Apr. 2, 4, or 8, 2024Dec. 1, 2023 through Feb. 28, 2024
Fall 2024: Oct. 8, 14, or 15, 2024Dec. 1, 2023 through Aug. 15, 2024

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ABIM Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment (LKA) Quarterly Question Schedule

Quarter 1OpensCloses
1Jan. 1, 2024Mar. 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET
2Apr. 1, 2024Jun. 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET
3Jul. 1, 2024Sep. 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET
4Oct. 1, 2024Dec. 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET

*LKA questions expire at the end of each quarter and are unavailable to be answered after that date. You can choose not to open up to 100 questions over the 5 years.

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Additional Internal Medicine Board Exam Resources


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