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Some say that waiting is the hardest part. We understand it’s stressful to wait for your score report to arrive. Please remember that results can take up to three months from the date of the last administered exam.

Understanding Your Score Report

While you may be worried while waiting for your score report, there’s good news: the majority of physicians pass the exam on their first attempt.

Once you receive your score report, it’s a good idea to review the areas in which your scores were lower than others, as that can help you decide where to focus your learning activities in the future. We’ve created a cheat sheet to help you understand  in your score report.

If you were not successful on your exam, please review ABIM's Board Eligibility policy to confirm when you'll be able to take your next certification exam. 

Did You Know?

  • Upon achievement of your ABIM Board Certification in internal medicine or a subspecialty, you will be eligible to claim AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ directly from the AMA. Learn more

MOC Requirements

ABIM's MOC program requires that you:

  • Complete one approved activity at least every 2 years.
  • Earn at least 100 MOC points through these approved activities every 5 years.
  • Take and pass a knowledge assessment, which can be the traditional, 10-year MOC exam, the Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment, or a Collaborative Maintenance Pathway assessment (available in Cardiovascular Disease and cardiology subspecialties). Learn More