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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.

Practice Assessment

Focus. Measure. Change. Remeasure.

The Practice Assessment option for earning MOC points gives ABIM Board Certified physicians the opportunity to participate in activities that help to improve the quality of patient care in their practice. Quality Improvement (QI) projects should include identifying and quantifying an improvement opportunity in your practice, implementing a change to address that opportunity, and measuring the impact of your change.

ABIM has extended the decision to not require Practice Assessment in its MOC program through 12/31/2018. See details.

Options for Practice Assessment:

Option One Have you recently been involved in a QI activity?

Find out if you can report it with our Completed Project PIM. Or if you did an activity through an organization, you might be able to submit it through AQI or multi-specialty MOC opportunities.

Learn more about ABIM's Completed Project PIM

View AQI activities

View multi-specialty MOC opportunities

Option Two Are there quality improvement activities sponsored by organizations near you or to which you belong?

Use links below to see lists of sponsored activities:

View AQI activities

View multi-specialty MOC opportunities

Option Three Do you have access to quality data or reports that you could use to test a change in your practice?

ABIM's Self-Directed PIM allows you to complete a quality improvement activity using data from reports and sources already available to you.

Learn more about ABIM's Self-Directed PIM

Option Four Do you supervise medical students, residents or fellows?

ABIM's Clinical Supervision PIM supports your focus on education.

Learn more about ABIM's Clinical Supervision PIM

Option Five Do none of the options above work for you?

ABIM PIM Practice Improvement Modules® help you design and implement a QI plan for your practice and are free of charge with your MOC enrollment fee. PIMs can take 3-6 months so please allow this amount of time to complete them.

Learn more about ABIM's PIM Practice Improvement Modules®