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Specialty Board Member

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

Entity: Specialty Board
Certification Area: Geriatric Medicine
Term Start: 7/1/21
Term End: 6/30/22
May be renewed: Once for three years
Questions? Contact: SpecialtyBoard@abim.org

Role

The role of the specialty board is to:

  • Define, refine and set standards in Certification and MOC in the discipline
  • Perform oversight/review of performance assessments in the discipline
  • Build partnerships with societies and other organizational stakeholders in support of ABIM work

For more information view ABIM Governance.

Expertise/Qualifications

The ABIM Geriatric Medicine board is seeking a non-physician member with expertise in health policy and workforce issues affecting older adults.

  • Prior service in roles representing the public interest sought; prior Board experience a plus
  • Knowledge and expertise in areas such as health policy, health information technology, healthcare management, assessment or quality improvement science, and/or business and finance
  • 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

Underrepresented minorities and candidates from all areas of the country 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

Specialty boards typically have two one-day meetings per year in Philadelphia, as well as several webinar meetings throughout the year as needed. Specialty board members generally serve an initial three-year term, renewable once up to six years of total service, pending satisfactory performance.

Submission Deadline

09/04/2020

Decision Expected:

April 2021

  • 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.
*Please note, a Letter of Support may not be written by an individual that will make decisions on candidates (e.g. if you are applying for a specialty board, a current specialty board member cannot write your Letter of Support).

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

Apply to the Geriatric Medicine Specialty Board If this isn't the position you would like to apply to, please apply through the appropriate listing