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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™.

Availability of 2016 Annual Updates:

  • June 30, 2017 is the last day to order.
  • September 28, 2017 is the last day to complete the activity for MOC points and claim CME credit.

Availability of 2017-2018 Annual Updates:

  • July 1, 2017 is the release date.
  • June 30, 2018 is the last day to order.
  • Since their availability will span two calendar years, they will be called the 2017-2018 Annual Updates.

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.

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

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2017 - 2018 Update in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
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
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Cardiovascular Disease

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Cardiovascular Disease
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Cardiovascular Disease
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Critical Care Medicine

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Critical Care Medicine
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Critical Care Medicine
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Endocrinology
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Endocrinology
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Gastroenterology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Gastroenterology
Educational links are provided by AGA
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Gastroenterology
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Geriatric Medicine

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Geriatric Medicine
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Geriatric Medicine
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Hematology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Hematology
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Hematology
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
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
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Hospital Medicine
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Infectious Disease

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Infectious Disease
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Infectious Disease
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
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
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Internal Medicine
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Interventional Cardiology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Interventional Cardiology
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Interventional Cardiology
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Medical Oncology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Medical Oncology
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Medical Oncology
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Sign in Required
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Nephrology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Nephrology
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Nephrology
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Pulmonary Disease

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Pulmonary Disease
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Pulmonary Disease
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Rheumatology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Rheumatology
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Rheumatology
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required

Sleep Medicine

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Sleep Medicine
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Sleep Medicine
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
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

Transplant Hepatology

Activity Name Availability Points Order Product
2016 Update in Transplant Hepatology
Now through
June 30, 2017
10
Sign in Required
2017 - 2018 Update in Transplant Hepatology
Available
July 1, 2017
10
Care for the Underserved
Educational links are provided by SGIM
Currently Available 10
Sign in Required