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Council Member


If you are interested in this role, apply by filling out the online Candidate Information Form at the bottom of the page.

Entity: Council
Certification Area: N/A
Term Start: 7/1/20
Term End: 6/30/23
May be renewed: Once
Questions? Contact: SpecialtyBoard@abim.org


The role of the ABIM Council is to:

  • Determine requirements for Certification and Maintenance of Certification across internal medicine
  • Harmonize ABIM standards with those of other recognized physician education and assessment initiatives
  • Set and integrate operational policies and procedures across the Specialty Boards
  • Evaluate proposals for new specialties/focused practice areas

For more information view ABIM Governance.


The ABIM Council seeks an At-Large Non-Physician Member with deep experience and proven leadership in healthcare, including patient engagement and/or the business of medicine.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Prior service in roles representing the public interest sought; prior Board experience a plus
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with physicians and individuals from a variety of health care-related backgrounds
  • Insight reflecting a firm understanding and support for ABIM's mission
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and newer communication technologies

Underrepresented minorities, persons from all areas of the country and women are encouraged to apply.

Requirements for ABIM Service

  • Commitment to ABIM's mission “to enhance the quality of health care by certifying internists and subspecialists who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for excellent patient care.”
  • Genuine interest in professional development and standard-setting for internal medicine and its subspecialties.
  • Willingness to comply with the MOC Participation Policy for Physicians Serving ABIM, if applicable, which includes a requirement that diplomates certified before 1990 who have never passed an MOC exam must take and pass an MOC exam within the first three years of ABIM service.
  • Willingness to comply with ABIM's Financial and Academic conflict of interest policies, which require relationship disclosures be updated at least annually, and prohibit participation in “board review” or "board prep" courses throughout and two years after ABIM service.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills, as well as ability to meet deadlines and complete task assignments.
  • For in-person meetings, ABIM arranges and pays for lodging, and reimburses members for meals and travel that fall within the ABIM financial guidelines.

Time Commitment

ABIM Councilors typically have three two-day meetings in Philadelphia each year, as well as at least two webinar meetings. Councilors generally serve an initial three-year term, renewable once for a total of six years of service, pending satisfactory performance. Councilors generally have an initial three-year term, renewable once for a total of six years of service, pending satisfactory performance.

Submission Deadline


Decision Expected:

April 2020

Candidates will be asked to provide:

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Letter of Support from a colleague who knows you and your work well.
  • Personal Statement – Approximately 300 words describing your perspective of the ABIM mission and your role in it.

To be considered for this opening, please complete and submit the online Candidate Information Form.