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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: MOC Requirements

General

In general, in addition to licensure and enrollment prerequisites, the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program requires that:


Important Notes and Exceptions

  • For Diplomates with time remaining on their 10-year certificates, different deadlines may apply. Sign in
  • For Hospitalists, additional MOC requirements apply. More
  • For Interventional Cardiologists, additional MOC requirements apply. More
  • For Dual-Boarded Diplomates, some MOC requirements may be waived. More
  • For those newly certified in Internal Medicine, you are eligible for an MOC fee credit. More
  • For fellows in an accredited training program, you may be eligible for an MOC fee credit. More