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Key Dates for the Academic Year

December - March

  • December 1 - February 15: Internal Medicine Initial Certification Registration Period
  • February 16 - March 1: Late Registration Period

March - June

  • March 1 - May 15: Subspecialty Initial Certification Registration Period
  • May 16 - June 1: Late Registration Period

August

  • ABIM Internal Medicine Certification Examination is administered
  • All residents must finish training on or before August 31st in order to take the ABIM Internal Medicine Certification Examination administered earlier in August of the same year

October/November

  • Initial subspecialty examinations are administered in October/November
  • All fellows must finish training on or before October 31st in order to take a subspecialty examination in the same year
  • All residents and fellows must first become certified in Internal Medicine to be eligible to take a subspecialty examination
  • The Internal Medicine and subspecialty examinations may not be taken in the same year

For exam dates see Dates, Blueprints & Scoring