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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.

ABIM Activities by Specialty

All ABIM Web-based Medical Knowledge activities listed below are included in your MOC fee. Most earn 10 ABIM MOC points and have been designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Objective of Annual Updates:

These activities are intended to support you in staying current with changing knowledge and practice within your discipline. They address recent advances in medical knowledge that have impacted “best practices” regarding diagnoses, treatments and other aspects of patient management; some questions may also address important clinical management principles that, even though they have not recently changed, should be reinforced in the practice community.

Availability of Annual Updates:

Annual Updates for each specialty (except Adolescent and Sports Medicine) are published in the first quarter of the year.

The last day to order 2014 and 2015 Annual Updates and claim CME credit is June 30, 2016. You will have an additional 90 days (until September 28, 2016) to complete the activity for MOC points.

The last day to order 2016 Annual Updates and claim CME credit is March 31, 2017 . You will have additional time to complete the activity for MOC points.

How Annual Updates Compare to the ABIM MOC Exam:

As formative assessments, these activities are “open book” and intended to encourage self-directed learning. In contrast, the ABIM exam is a summative assessment of essential knowledge, diagnostic reasoning and clinical judgment that spans the content of the discipline. Therefore, the ABIM Annual Update activities do not comprehensively address the content covered in the exam. The activities are written by a committee of ABIM Board Certified content experts, separate and distinct from the committee that writes the ABIM exam.

As self-assessments that address timely information, Annual Update questions may be more challenging to answer correctly than exam questions. To accommodate ongoing changes in medical knowledge and practice, ABIM releases Annual Updates each year.

Your feedback is encouraged to assist the Self-Assessment Committees in maintaining the quality and relevance of these activities. Please send your comments to MedicalKnowledge@abim.org.

Adolescent Medicine

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Clinical Skills Module
Educational links are provided to ACP members only
Currently Available 14
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Cardiovascular Disease

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Cardiovascular Disease
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Cardiovascular Disease
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Cardiovascular Disease
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Critical Care Medicine

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Critical Care Medicine
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Critical Care Medicine
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Critical Care Medicine
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Endocrinology
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Endocrinology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Endocrinology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Gastroenterology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Gastroenterology
Educational links are pending
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Gastroenterology
Educational support not embedded in SEP; must purchase paper monograph or PDF from AGA.
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Gastroenterology
Educational support not embedded in SEP; must purchase paper monograph or PDF from AGA.
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Geriatric Medicine

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Geriatric Medicine
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Geriatric Medicine
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Geriatric Medicine
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Clinical Skills Module
Educational links are provided to ACP members only
Currently Available 14
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Hematology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Hematology
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Hematology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Hematology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Clinical Skills Module
Educational links are provided to ACP members only
Currently Available 14
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Hospital Medicine, Focused Practice

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Hospital Medicine
Educational links are provided to ACP members only
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Hospital Medicine
Educational links are provided to ACP members only
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Hospital Medicine
Educational links are provided to ACP members only
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Clinical Skills Module
Educational links are provided to ACP members only
Currently Available 14
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Infectious Disease

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Infectious Disease
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Infectious Disease
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Infectious Disease
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Internal Medicine

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Internal Medicine
Educational links are provided to ACP members only
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Internal Medicine
Educational links are provided to ACP members only
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Internal Medicine
Educational links are provided to ACP members only
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Clinical Skills Module
Educational links are provided to ACP members only
Currently Available 14
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Interventional Cardiology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Interventional Cardiology
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Interventional Cardiology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Interventional Cardiology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Medical Oncology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Medical Oncology
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Medical Oncology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Medical Oncology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Nephrology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Nephrology
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Nephrology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Nephrology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Pulmonary Disease

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Pulmonary Disease
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Pulmonary Disease
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Pulmonary Disease
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Rheumatology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Rheumatology
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Rheumatology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Rheumatology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Sleep Medicine

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Sleep Medicine
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Sleep Medicine
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Sleep Medicine
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Sports Medicine

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Clinical Skills Module
Educational links are provided to ACP members only
Currently Available 14
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required

Transplant Hepatology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Transplant Hepatology
Now through
Spring 2017
10
Sign in Required
2015 Update in Transplant Hepatology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
2014 Update in Transplant Hepatology
Now through
June 30, 2016
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required
Point-of-Care Clinical Question Module
Currently Available 20
Sign in Required