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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 Are you looking for or have you recently been involved in a QI activity?

See links below for opportunities sponsored by organizations you belong to or that are in close proximity to you. Or, if you did an activity through an organization, you might be able to submit it through AQI or multi-specialty MOC opportunities.

View AQI activities

View multi-specialty MOC opportunities

Option Two 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