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Specialty Board Member

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This position is now closed, please consider other opportunities that may be available in this discipline.

Entity: Specialty Board
Certification Area: Infectious Disease
Term Start: 7/1/20
Term End: 6/30/23
May be renewed: Once
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 Infectious Disease Board seeks a physician practicing in a community setting in the western or mid-western part of the country. Special consideration will given to those who specialize in antimicrobial stewardship and/or infection control.

All Specialty Board members are expected to have:

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated abilities relevant to their discipline and integrity that is recognized by their community

We are looking for physicians who:

  • Have meaningful current clinical practice experience
  • Are currently ABIM board certified in their discipline
  • Demonstrate a willingness to develop a deep understanding of ABIM programs and the activities that support them

Underrepresented minorities, women and early- to mid-career physicians 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

Closed

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.