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Governance Openings

Changes Coming to Exam Committees.

More items, more opportunities for involvement. Learn about the Item-Writing Task Forces.
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Participating in ABIM Governance provides a meaningful and rewarding opportunity to join outstanding professional colleagues in service to our patients.

Governance members help define breadth of knowledge of board certified internists and subspecialists, provide perspectives on trends and scope of their discipline, and collaborate with peers to develop fair and relevant assessments. While the majority of ABIM Governance members are practicing physicians certified by ABIM, the inclusion of expert non-physician members—patients, caregivers, and/or inter-professional health care team members—across ABIM's Board of Directors, Council, and Specialty Boards ensures a broader perspective is heard on what board certification should mean for the internal medicine community. This inclusion matters: a variety of stakeholders including patients, hospitals and health systems rely on the ABIM credential to tell them a physician is staying current. All ABIM exam content is created and reviewed by practicing physicians serving on Exam Committees, Item-Writing Task Forces and Self-Assessment Committees, which do not have any non-physician members.

If you have a genuine interest in professional development and standard setting for internal medicine and its subspecialties, please consider sharing this site with a colleague or applying yourself to be appointed to an ABIM board or committee.

ABIM strongly encourages candidates from groups under-represented in medicine, as well as physicians who practice in smaller communities or safety-net institutions, to apply.

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Board of Directors

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Board of Directors Non-physician member 10/8/2021 7/1/2022

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Quarterly

Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology Quarterly

Cardiovascular Disease

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Cardiovascular Disease Quarterly

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Quarterly

Critical Care Medicine

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Critical Care Medicine Quarterly

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism Quarterly
Specialty Board Patient/Caregiver with experience in endocrinology/diabetes 8/30/2021 7/1/2022

Gastroenterology

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Gastroenterology Quarterly
Specialty Board Gastroenterologist - International Medical Graduate 8/18/2021 7/1/2022

Geriatric Medicine

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Geriatric Medicine Quarterly
Specialty Board General Geriatrician 8/30/2021 7/1/2022

Hematology

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Hematology Quarterly

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine Quarterly

Infectious Disease

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Infectious Disease Quarterly

Internal Medicine

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Internal Medicine or one of its subspecialties Quarterly
Specialty Board General Internist 8/18/2021 7/1/2022

Interventional Cardiology

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Interventional Cardiology Quarterly

Medical Oncology

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Medical Oncology Quarterly
Specialty Board Medical Oncologist practicing in a non-university/community setting 1/17/2022 7/1/2022

Nephrology

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Nephrology Quarterly

Pulmonary Disease

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Pulmonary Disease Quarterly
Specialty Board Pulmonologist practicing in an academic/community setting 8/30/2021 7/1/2022

Rheumatology

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Rheumatology Quarterly

Sleep Medicine

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Sleep Medicine Quarterly
Advisory Committee Patient/Caregiver with experience in Sleep Medicine 8/18/2021 Spring 2022

Transplant Hepatology

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Item-Writing Task Force Physicians certified in Transplant Hepatology Quarterly