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Technical Support for those taking the Knowledge Check-In at home/in office Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

Technical assistance on the day of your Knowledge Check-In assessment is available by chatting with a Pearson VUE agent. We are here to help! You may also call 800-606-0259 to reach an ABIM Customer Relationship Advocate, in the event you are unable to connect to a Pearson VUE agent.

ABIM Scheduled Maintenance… Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

ABIM.org will be going through scheduled maintenance from 6 p.m. ET, Sat., 4/17/21 to 6 a.m. ET, Sun., 4/18/21. During this time, the ABIM Physician Portal will be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience.

Coronavirus Updates Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

At ABIM we are actively monitoring the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will post regular updates about any changes to scheduled assessments.
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.

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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.