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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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MOC is a professionally determined standard that attests that an internist is staying current in knowledge and practice throughout his/her career.

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.

For more than 75 years, Certification by ABIM has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 subspecialties.

Press Releases

ABIM invites you to explore our news releases – from Board of Directors appointments, to fellow internal medicine doctors’ success stories, to important information on our assessments, Maintenance of Certification (MOC), and more. Please note that the MOC program has evolved over the years and some information in older news may not apply to the current program.

You can visit the Transforming ABIM site to stay informed about how the MOC program is evolving to better meet the needs of physicians.

  • ABIM Elects Keith Randall Young Jr., MD, Chair of its Subspecialty Board on Pulmonary Disease

    Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2010 – Keith Randall Young Jr., MD, the Ben Vaughan Branscomb Professor of Medicine in Respiratory Diseases at the University of Alabama (UAB) School of Medicine, has been named Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Subspecialty Board on Pulmonary Disease.

  • ABIM Elects Olufunmilayo F. Olopade, MBBS, to Board of Directors

    Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2010 – Olufunmilayo F. Olopade, MBBS, the Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Global Health at the University of Chicago, has been elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors.

  • ABIM Elects Patricia M. Conolly, MD, to Board of Directors

    Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2010 – Patricia M. Conolly, MD, Associate Executive Director of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG), has been elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors.

  • ABIM Elects William J. Bremner, MD, PhD, to Board of Directors

    Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2010 – William J. Bremner, MD, PhD, the Robert G. Petersdorf Endowed Chair in Medicine at the Department of Medicine and the Director of the Center for Research in Reproduction and Contraception at the University of Washington in Seattle, has been elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors.

  • Catherine Lucey, MD, Named Chair-Elect of ABIM's Board of Directors

    Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2010 – Catherine Lucey, MD, Vice Dean for Education at the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine and Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Education, at the OSU Office of Health Sciences, has been named Chair-Elect of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors.

  • David B. Reuben, MD, Named Chair of ABIM's Board of Directors

    Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2010 – David B. Reuben, MD, Director, Multicampus Program in Geriatrics Medicine and Gerontology and Chief, Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Health Sciences, has been named Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors.

  • Health plans see value in rewarding physicians for participating in their specialty boards' maintenance-of-certification programs (Opens in a new window)

    July 1, 2010 – A board-certified cardiologist or internist or pediatrician used to be like the Pope: The physician passed a test just once, early on, and carried the “board-certified” designation for life, no requalification or retesting required.

  • Talmadge E. King Jr., MD, Named Secretary-Treasurer of ABIM's Board of Directors

    Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2010 – Talmadge E. King Jr., MD, the Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professor in Internal Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, has been named Secretary-Treasurer of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors.

  • ABIM Reaches a Settlement With Arora Board Review

    Philadelphia, PA, June 17, 2010 – On June 10th, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) reached a settlement with Arora Board Review and Rajender Arora, MD, owner and operator of Arora Board Review.

  • ABIM Sanctions Physicians for Ethical Violations

    Philadelphia, PA, June 9, 2010 – The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) took formal action today to sanction 139 physicians for soliciting or sharing confidential examination questions used to certify doctors in internal medicine and its subspecialties.