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Initial Certification indicates that physicians have met rigorous standards through intensive study, accredited training and evaluation and that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.

MOC is a professionally determined standard that attests that an internist is staying current in knowledge and practice throughout his/her career.

For more than 75 years, Certification by ABIM has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 subspecialties.

Research

ABIM is committed to research regarding Certification, Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and our assessment tools. Research areas include the need for physician assessment and evaluation, the role of certification and MOC, quality improvement and efficacy of assessment tools. Learn more about how ABIM uses physician data for research.

We welcome your comments about our research.

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Board Certified Internists are Positively Different

Evidence matters: Check out the latest infographic featuring research that shows board certified internists are positively different. Share it with your patients and colleagues.