• Possess a valid medical license
  • Earn MOC points (points count toward all certificates you are maintaining)
  • Some MOC activity every two years
  • 100 MOC points every five years
  • Pass MOC exam in your specialty every 10 years



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Hospice & Palliative Medicine

The links below outline the details of the Certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) programs in Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Products listed below are recommended for this specialty but you may earn points in other ways. The points you earn apply to all certifications you are maintaining.


At the time of application for certification in Hospice & Palliative Medicine, you must hold current, valid ABIM certification in Internal Medicine or a subspecialty.

Maintenance of Certification

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, you will no longer need to maintain certification in Internal Medicine or an ABIM subspecialty to maintain certification in Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Learn more.

You can begin earning points as soon as you enroll in MOC:

Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge

Recommended modules:

Learning Sessions are an interesting and collaborative way to earn points.

Self-Evaluation of Practice Assessment

Recommended ABIM PIMs Practice Improvement Modules®:

View the PIM tutorial

Need help choosing a PIM? Use our Practice Assessment Selector Tool.