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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

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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.


ABIM's Academic Affairs department is dedicated to working closely with the graduate medical education community to enhance residency and fellowship training through faculty development, education and research.

We strive to support the academic community by encouraging program directors to critically assess and evaluate trainee competence. This assessment helps to ensure that trainees have acquired the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to advance in their careers by:

  • Establishing a relationship between the trainee and the faculty who train them;
  • Providing education and tools to help faculty improve their assessment of trainees;
  • Communicating the value of ABIM Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification to trainees early in their medical careers; and
  • Supporting academic leaders in their efforts to engage trainees in lifelong professional development.

The Tracking section in ABIM’s Exam Administration department is committed to working in conjunction with the graduate medical community to track trainees in internal medicine and subspecialty training programs.

We strive to foster a relationship with both the trainee and the faculty to ensure trainees are eligible to sit for the initial certification exam by:

  • Establishing internal records for new trainees upon completion of training;
  • Following trainees through their training career;
  • Identifying deficiencies at the end of each academic cycle; and
  • Reviewing and finalizing exam applications.
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  • Academic Affairs can provide resources for training program assessment tools, faculty development initiatives, certification policies and FasTrack® evaluations.

    Call 1-800-441-2246 or e-mail

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