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SOME IM CERTIFICATION EXAM APPOINTMENTS CANCELED Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

With capacity reduced at all Pearson VUE test centers to maintain safety, some appointments (less than 20%) to take the Internal Medicine Certification Examination have been canceled and must be rescheduled. If this applies to you, you should have received this email, which clarifies what your next steps are.

More than 68% of affected candidates have already rescheduled. So, be sure to reschedule soon if you haven’t done so already.

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.

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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Physician Professionalism

Trust. Respect. Honesty. Ethical use of resources. Social Justice. These are core tenants that medical professionals embrace when serving patients. Professionalism is the force that drives doctors to do right by their patients no matter what.


Marcotte LM, Moriates C, Wolfson DB, Frankel RM. Professionalism as the Bedrock of High-Value Care.

Chesluk B, Bernabeo E, Reddy S, et al. Pulling teams together: Interprofessional teamwork and the challenges faced by hospitals, providers and patients.

Bernabeo E, Reddy S, Ross K, Chesluk B, Guille R, Holmboe ES. Use of vignettes to stimulate reflection on professional dilemmas.

Research from ABIM Foundation

Since 1999, the ABIM Foundation has been working to advance research, conversations and education related to medical professionalism.

On the foundation’s website, you can find the Charter on Medical Professionalism. The charter’s three fundamental principles and set of definitive professional responsibilities are supported by journal articles and other related resources.