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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.

Medical Knowledge

Medical knowledge activities test you on both evolving and established knowledge in your field. To meet MOC requirements, you must earn at least 20 medical knowledge points every five years.

Options for completing Medical Knowledge:

Option One Are there CME activities that you are already doing?

ABIM recognizes thousands of CME activities that also offer MOC points.

Visit CME Finder to find a CME activity that earn MOC points

Learn more about CME that earns MOC

Option Two Would you like to complete an ABIM activity in your specialty?

ABIM activities are included in your MOC fee. Our annual updates allow you to examine your knowledge, strengths and weaknesses in important clinical areas, and most have been designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Find an ABIM activity in your specialty

Option Three Are you attending an event where a Learning Session is being held?

Learning Sessions provide an opportunity to learn, in a live, interactive environment, from clinical experts who will lead participants through ABIM Medical Knowledge activities.

View learning session event schedule

Option Four Would you like an activity that focuses on caring for diverse populations?

Try the ABIM Care for the Underserved activity, which will help you understand the challenges and opportunities in treating diverse populations and ultimately improve the care you deliver to all patients. This activity is included in your MOC fee.

Request the Care for Underserved activity