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ABIM knows that we have many physicians whose lives have been upended by recent natural disasters. If you live or work near an affected area, we understand that the weather may have impacted your ability to take your Fall 2017 exam as scheduled. We have developed a series of options to help you get through this process as smoothly as possible. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-441-ABIM (2246) or email request@abim.org.

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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.

Representation of Credentials

As a primary source of verification of certification, ABIM is frequently contacted by credentialists and other entities to verify certification status. Below are guidelines for how you can represent yourself as ABIM Board Certified for all ABIM certifications that are currently valid:

If you hold one valid certification:

[John Doe, MD], ABIM Board Certified in [Internal Medicine]

OR

[Jane Doe, MD], a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine

OR

[Jane Doe, MD], Board Certified in [Cardiovascular Disease] by the American Board of Internal Medicine

If you hold more than one valid certification:

[John Doe, MD], ABIM Board Certified in [Internal Medicine] and [Cardiovascular Disease]

OR

[Jane Doe, MD], a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine

OR

[Jane Doe, MD], Board Certified in [Internal Medicine] and [Cardiovascular Disease] by the American Board of Internal Medicine

ABIM candidates and diplomates are expected to accurately report their certification status and other credentials at all times. Altering ABIM documents (i.e., certificates, Verification of Certification letters or score reports) is strictly prohibited.

If you have any questions about how to state your ABIM certification status, call 1-800-446-ABIM.

Note: If you wish to report a misrepresentation of certification status, please call ABIM's integrity hotline at 1-800-884-ABIM or e-mail security@abim.org.