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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.
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ABIM will be closed from Wed., 11/24/21 through Sun., 11/28/21 Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

Our offices will re-open on Mon., 11/29/21 at 8:30 a.m. ET. For your convenience, you may contact us by email at request.abim.org.

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ABIM.org will be going through scheduled maintenance from 11 a.m. ET on Tues., 11/30/21 until 12 a.m. ET on Wed., 12/1/21. During this time, the ABIM Physician Portal, Check a Physician's Certification Status tool and the QI/PI Activity functionality in the earning MOC points section will be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience.

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Internal Medicine / Family Medicine Policies

Internal Medicine / Family Medicine Policy Overview

The American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine offer dual certification for candidates who have satisfactorily completed four years of combined training in programs approved by both Boards. To be eligible for dual certification, combined residency training in internal medicine and family medicine must include at least 48 months of balanced education in the two disciplines and be verified by the training director(s) of the program. The written certifying examinations cannot be taken until all required years in both specialties are completed.