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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.

Overview

You are at an exciting juncture of your career and we are pleased that you are preparing to become certified. Certification demonstrates that physicians have met rigorous standards through intensive study, self-assessment and evaluation, and that they value the process for continuous growth and learning after their residency programs are completed.

This section of our website has been compiled to help you learn more about ABIM, the initial exam and the assessment tools we offer.

E-mail AcademicAffairs@abim.org if you have any questions about or suggestions for our website. We appreciate your feedback.

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