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ABIM's call center wait times may be longer than usual Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

Due to high volume, ABIM call center wait times may be longer than usual. You may also contact us via email at request@abim.org. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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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Internal Medicine / Dermatology Policies

Internal Medicine / Dermatology Policy Overview

The American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Dermatology offer dual certification in internal medicine and dermatology. A combined residency includes a total of five years of coherent training integral to residencies in the two disciplines. The participating residencies should be in the same academic health center.

Both Boards encourage residents to extend their training for an additional sixth year in investigative, administrative or academic pursuits in order to prepare graduates of combined training in dermatology and internal medicine programs for careers in research, teaching or departmental administration.

To meet the eligibility requirements for the certification processes in internal medicine and dermatology, the resident must satisfactorily complete 60 months of combined training as verified by the director and associate director or the co-directors of these combined training programs.