MOC Policy for Physicians Serving ABIM
Internists serving as ABIM Directors, Councilors or members of ABIM boards or committees:
- Must hold valid certification in Internal Medicine or an Internal Medicine subspecialty throughout ABIM service.
- Consistent with competency-based membership, valid certification must be held in the field of service where applicable.
- Must be participating in MOC continuously throughout ABIM service.
- Internists/subspecialists who have time-limited certification in the field of service must take and pass the ABIM secure exam every 10 years.
- Internists/subspecialists who have valid-indefinitely certification in the field of service—and who have not passed an ABIM secure exam within 10 years prior to starting ABIM service—must take and pass the secure exam within the first three years of service (or within three years of the effective date of this policy, whichever is later).
- Self-Assessment of Medical Knowledge (Part 2) MOC credit is granted annually for committee work on ABIM knowledge assessment products.
- All other MOC requirements must be met.
Non-internist physicians serving ABIM must hold valid ABMS certification and meet the MOC requirements of their specialty board throughout ABIM service.
Effective: July 1, 2013