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ABIM knows that we have many physicians whose lives have been upended by recent natural disasters. If you live or work near an affected area, we understand that the weather may have impacted your ability to take your Fall 2017 exam as scheduled. We have developed a series of options to help you get through this process as smoothly as possible. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-441-ABIM (2246) or email request@abim.org.

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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.

Section: Hospital Medicine Maintenance of Certification Exam

Hospital Medicine MOC Exam Dates

You may schedule an appointment within the time frames listed below. After registering you will be prompted to select a specific appointment time to begin on exam day.

For assessment dates that are offered to candidates who have a documented disability that requires a special testing schedule, please see the Special Accommodation dates below.

In 2018 ABIM will begin offering a new two-year assessment option called a Knowledge Check-In for Internal Medicine and Nephrology in 2018. The Knowledge Check-In will become available to other specialties in 2019 and 2020 as an alternative to the traditional 10-year MOC exam.

Traditional MOC Exam Dates

MOC Exam Date Options Registration Dates
Fall 2017: Nov. 14, 2017 May 1, 2017 through Aug. 15, 2017
Spring 2018: May 7, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2018
Fall 2018: Oct. 30, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Aug. 15, 2018

Special Accommodation MOC Exam Dates*

Exam Date Options Registration Dates
Fall 2017: Nov. 13-17, 2017 May 1, 2017 through Aug. 15, 2017
Spring 2018: May 7-11, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2018
Fall 2018: Nov. 12-16, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Aug. 15, 2018
* These exam dates are only offered to candidates who have a documented disability requiring a special testing schedule, as provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please see the ABIM policy on Testing Accommodations for Exam Takers with Disabilities.

Important Notes:

  • All deadlines are as of 11:59 p.m. ET (Eastern time) on the dates listed above.
  • All dates are subject to change.
  • Read more about how to Change or Cancel an Exam.
  • Cancellation deadline is two (2) days prior to scheduled examination date. (Example: For exams scheduled Thursday, May 18, 2017, the cancellation deadline would be 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.)
  • It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to be aware of and comply with seat scheduling deadlines. In fairness to all candidates, ABIM adheres firmly to its published seat scheduling deadlines for its examinations. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the seat scheduling period.
  • Exam results will be released within three months of the exam date.