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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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What's Next

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