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ABIM knows that we have many physicians whose lives have been upended by recent natural disasters. If you live or work near an affected area, we understand that the weather may have impacted your ability to take your Fall 2017 exam as scheduled. We have developed a series of options to help you get through this process as smoothly as possible. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-441-ABIM (2246) or email request@abim.org.

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

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.

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

Assessment in Training

It is vital to train the next generation of doctors in the skills and abilities they will need to deliver the best care to patients. There are a multitude of assessment tools being used to evaluate these skills and abilities, and it is important to study these tools to demonstrate their validity and utility.

Residency

Holmboe ES, Call S, Ficalora RD. Milestones and competency-based medical education in internal medicine. JAMA Intern Med. 2016; 1;176(11): 1601-1602.

Hauer KE, Vandergrift J, Hess B, Lipner RS, Holmboe ES, Hood S, Iobst W, Hamstra SJ, McDonald FS. Correlations between ratings on the resident annual evaluation summary and the internal medicine milestones and association with ABIM certification examination scores among US internal medicine residents, 2013-2014. JAMA. 2016; 316(21): 2253-2262

Hauer KE, Clauser J, Lipner RS, Holmboe ES, Caverzagie K, Hamstra SJ, Hood S, Iobst W, Warm E, McDonald FS. The internal medicine reporting milestones: cross-sectional description of initial implementation in U.S. residency programs. Ann Intern Med. 2016; 165(5): 356-62.

Practice Assessment and Improvement

Callahan KE, Rogers MT, Lovato JF, Fernandez HM. A longitudinal, experiential quality improvement curriculum meeting ACGME competencies for geriatrics fellows: lessons learned. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2013; 34(4): 372-92.

Bernabeo EC, Hood S, Iobst WF, Holmboe ES, Caverzagie K. Optimizing the implementation of practice improvement modules in training: lessons from educators. J Grad Med Educ. 2013; 5(1): 74-80.

Holmboe ES, Hess BJ, Conforti LN, Lynn LA. Comparative trial of a web-based tool to improve the quality of care provided to older adults in residency clinics: modest success and a tough road ahead. Acad Med. 2012; 87(5): 627-34.

Lynn LA, Hess BJ, Weng W, Lipner RS, Holmboe ES. Gaps in quality of diabetes care in internal medicine residency clinics suggest the need for better ambulatory care training. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012; 31(1): 150-158.

Reddy SG, Kogan JR, Iobst WF, Holmboe ES. The ABIM's clinical supervision practice improvement module and its effect on faculty's supervisory skills. Acad Med. 2012; 87(11): 1632-38.

Shaffer SL, Day HD. Systematic outpatient screening for the elderly: care of the vulnerable elderly practice improvement module to assess resident care of older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010; 58(11): 2173-7.

Shunk Rl, Dulay M, Julian K, Cornett P, Kohwles J, Tarter L, Hollander H, O'Brien B, O'Sullivan P. Using the American Board of Internal Medicine practice improvement modules to teach internal medicine residents practice improvement. J Grad Med Educ. 2010; 2(1): 90-5.

Vinci LM, Oyler J, Johnson JK, Arora VM. Effect of a quality improvement curriculum on resident knowledge and skills in improvement. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010; 19(4): 351-4.

Lynn LA, Hess BJ, Conforti LN, Lipner RS, Holmboe ES. Clinic systems and the quality of care for older adults in residency clinics and in physician practices. Acad Med. 2009; 84(12): 1732-40.

Bernabeo EC, Conforti LN, Holmboe ES. The impact of a preventive cardiology quality improvement intervention on residents and clinics: a qualitative exploration. Am J Med Qual. 2009; 24(2): 99-107.

Mladenovic J, Shea JA, Duffy FD, Holmboe ES, Lipner RS. Variation in internal medicine residency clinic practices: assessing practice environments and quality of care. J Gen Intern Med. 2008; 23(7): 914-20.

Oyler J, Vinci L, Arora V, Johnson J. Teaching internal medicine residents quality improvement techniques using the ABIM's practice improvement modules. J Gen Intern Med. 2008; 23(7): 927-30.