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Initial Certification indicates that physicians have met rigorous standards through intensive study, accredited training and evaluation and that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.

MOC is a professionally determined standard that attests that an internist is staying current in knowledge and practice throughout his/her career.

For more than 75 years, Certification by ABIM has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 subspecialties.

Exam Blueprints

Blueprints show content specifications for each exam. They include an outline of the content areas and their approximate percentages for a typical exam.

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A Message Regarding Changes in Medicine and Test Questions:

ABIM is aware that, on occasion, changes in medicine (such as the recent publication of new practice guidelines for hypertension) occur late in the examination publishing process and may affect your response to a small number of questions.

Do your best to answer all questions according to your understanding of current clinical principles and practice. If the ABIM determines that a question has been compromised by new information, this question will not be counted in the overall examination score.