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ABIM's Internal Medicine Certification Exam results are being released the week of 10/23/17. When your exam feedback is available, you will receive an email instructing you to go to abim.org/signin to check your results. Please note that due to the large number of results being released, it may take some time for your results to be posted. We regret any inconvenience that this may present.

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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: Rheumatology Maintenance of Certification Exam

Rheumatology 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. 13, 2017 May 1, 2017 through Aug. 15, 2017
Spring 2018: May 15, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Feb 28, 2018
Fall 2018: Oct. 31, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Aug. 15, 2018

Special Accommodation MOC Exam Dates*

MOC 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.