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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.

Approved Quality Improvement Program

ABIM values the role that health care institutions play in developing robust quality improvement (QI) activities and created the Approved Quality Improvement (AQI) program as a way to offer Practice Assessment MOC points and Patient Safety MOC credit for activities that physicians are doing in practice.

To Submit an Activity for Approval:

Review of application by ABIM takes approximately 20 business days. During the review period, applicants may be asked to clarify information about their activity.