Hospital Medicine, Focused Practice
The Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine (FPHM) MOC program assesses, recognizes and sets standards for the specific knowledge, skills and attitudes of general internists who focus their practice in the care of hospitalized patients.
While the FPHM MOC program is not a subspecialty, it is a variation of Internal Medicine certification. Diplomates cannot participate in both the FPHM and Internal Medicine MOC programs simultaneously.
Completion of the program identifies diplomates as ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine. The certificate issued is contingent upon meeting Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements. To remain valid, certification requires ongoing demonstration of competence through the ABIM MOC program.
Only the Hospital Medicine MOC exam satisfies the exam requirement for the FPHM MOC program. Diplomates in the FPHM MOC program can sit for the Internal Medicine MOC exam. However, should a diplomate decide to take the Internal Medicine MOC exam while in the FPHM MOC program, the Internal Medicine MOC exam and any valid MOC points will only be applied to their Internal Medicine certification upon withdrawal from the FPHM program.