ABIM Maintenance of Certification
What is ABIM?
ABIM is the American Board of Internal Medicine. It was founded in 1936 to answer a public call to establish more uniform standards for physicians and certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), representing the highest standard in Internal Medicine and its 20 subspecialties. Certification has meant that internists have demonstrated to their peers and to the public that they have the clinical judgment and the most up-to-date skills essential for the delivery of excellent patient care. ABIM is not a membership society, but a physician-led non-profit, independent evaluation organization.
What is MOC?
Internists and subspecialists certified through ABIM must regularly recertify through the ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participation in MOC means that a physician is demonstrating that s/he participates in certain continuous learning and education activities. Participating ABIM Board Certified physicians regularly (at least every two years) complete approved MOC activities using a structured framework created by their peers for keeping up with and assessing knowledge of the latest scientific developments and changes in practice and in specialty areas.
Every 2 Years: Complete at least one MOC Activity (to be reported as participating in MOC): More information can be found on: ABIM"s Website
Every 5 Years: Earn 100 MOC points, 20 of which must be Medical Knowledge (to stay certified):More information can be found on: ABIM"s Website
Every 10 Years: Pass the MOC Exam for your cerficiation(s) within 10 years of when you last passed: More information can be found on: ABIM"s Website
What are SEPs?
ABIM MOC Resources