If you are interested in this role, apply by filling out the online Candidate Information Form at the bottom of the page.
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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.
We are looking for the following attributes of a patient/caregiver member to join the Medical Oncology Board:
- Must have a basic understanding of medical oncology, testing, treatments, and service providers
- Ability to interact and collaborate with physicians and individuals from a variety of health care-related backgrounds
- Advocates for/involved in nonclinical aspects the disease such as insurance, health-care legislation, etc.
- Prior service in roles representing the public interest, foundation, fundraising, advocacy, and other types of support specific to the condition of the disease sought; prior Board experience a plus
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.
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.
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.