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Item-Writing Task Force Member

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

Entity: Item-Writing Task Force
Certification Area: Nephrology
Term Start: 1/1/20
Term End: 12/31/20
May be renewed: Annually
Questions? Contact: TDTaskForce@abim.org or 215-606-4115

Role

The role of the Item-Writing Task Force is to:

  • Create content for ABIM’s longitudinal assessment program
  • Work with ABIM staff in advancing approach to content development

For more information view ABIM Governance.

Expertise/Qualifications

We are particularly seeking nephrologists with expertise in acute kidney injury. Ideal candidates spend 50% or more of their time in clinical practice in this area. Candidates should be ABIM Board Certified in Nephrology.

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

Item-Writing Task Force members are asked to participate in occasional webinar meetings, as well as commit to four to six hours of independent, remote work each month. No travel is required. Task force members have an initial term of two years, renewable pending satisfactory performance.

Submission Deadline

Closed

Decision Expected

December 2019

Candidates will be asked to provide:

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Letter of Support from a colleague who knows you and your work well.
  • Reference Contact Information – ABIM contacts references for insight into candidates' personal characteristics and collaboration style
  • Personal Statement – Approximately 300 words describing your perspective of the ABIM mission and your role in it.