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For Newly Certified Physicians

Congratulations, you are a board certified physician! Let us help you celebrate.




Passing your boards demonstrates that you have met rigorous standards and have the clinical judgement, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care. You've worked hard to achieve board certification, let us help you share this news with your community.

Join an Item-Writing Task Force

Each year, hundreds of practicing physicians write thousands of questions for ABIM’s Certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exams. These questions undergo a rigorous review and testing process to ensure relevancy and fairness in order to help candidates and diplomates know that their medical knowledge is current.

About the Item-Writing Task Force

As ABIM evolves its MOC program to include the Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment (LKATM)—launching in 12 specialties in 2022, followed by four more in 2023—we are also restructuring our test development process to better align with best practices and allow for more physician participation.

Exam Committee members currently write and review questions for the Certification and traditional, 10-year MOC exams. The LKA will require significantly more questions, so in 2020 ABIM expanded Item-Writing Task Forces to meet this demand. These volunteer physicians develop questions through prototyping and modeling.

ABIM’s Specialty Boards are responsible for the broad definition of the discipline across Certification and MOC. Specialty Boards have oversight of the Exam Committees and are responsible for making Certification and MOC relevant vehicles in their discipline.

If you are interested in joining an Item-Writing Task Force or a Specialty Board, visit the openings page to learn more and apply for a position. 

The Latest Updates

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  • A Message From Dr. Richard Baron About COVID-19 Misinformation
    September 28, 2021  |  As a community, we’ve all become acutely aware of the danger misinformation poses to our patients and profession. Too many have died or needlessly suffered from COVID because they’ve been misled by something they’ve seen on social media, often coming from someone holding themselves out as an expert. We have a responsibility—as board certified physicians who truly have medical expertise—to take decisive action and combat this rising tide of harmful misinformation.
  • Community Update: A Year in Review Since ABIM’s Statement on Racial Justice
    June 28, 2021  |  This year has undeniably changed the way we do things: the way we stay connected to our friends and family, the way we interact with our patients, the way we stand up for one another.