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COVID-19 Updates Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

ABIM is actively monitoring news around COVID-19 and will post regular updates about any changes to scheduled assessments or other impacts to MOC related activities.
Scheduled for an assessment this year? ABIM is working with Pearson VUE to ensure your safety throughout your exam day. Learn more about what to expect at test centers.
Please follow the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the most up-to-date information on the virus.

Complete requirements by 12/31/2022 to avoid a change in certification status Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

After an extension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MOC requirement deadlines are resuming this year. This means you may have one or more MOC requirements due by 12/31/2022. If you do, your personalized Physician Portal will display red and yellow indicators next to the requirement(s) that need your attention. Be sure to complete any outstanding requirements before the end of year to avoid a change in your certification status.

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ABIM's Research Strategy

American Board of Internal Medicine’s Research Strategy over the Next 3 Years (As of 02/14/19)

ABIM’s Mission Statement

ABIM’s mission is to enhance the quality of health care by certifying internists and subspecialists who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for excellent patient care.

Research Strategy Vision

ABIM’s research strategy supports ABIM’s mission by evaluating the relationships between ABIM certification programs and the quality of patient care. Through this research we seek evidence to inform and improve our future certification programs.

Strategic Domains

  1. Foundational Science: To describe the theoretical framework behind why routine assessment of medical knowledge is potentially important for patient care and continuous professional development
  2. Effectiveness Research: To perform research on the effectiveness/value of certification and continuing certification assessment programs for physicians in internal medicine and its subspecialties with the ultimate goal of determining if there is or is not an enhancement of the health of patients cared for by physicians who are certified.
  3. Public Awareness Research: To perform research on public awareness for patients with respect to their understanding of certification and for all stakeholders on the research and theoretical underpinnings of why consequential certification is important.