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SOME IM CERTIFICATION EXAM APPOINTMENTS CANCELED Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

With capacity reduced at all Pearson VUE test centers to maintain safety, some appointments (less than 20%) to take the Internal Medicine Certification Examination have been canceled and must be rescheduled. If this applies to you, you should have received this email, which clarifies what your next steps are.

More than 68% of affected candidates have already rescheduled. So, be sure to reschedule soon if you haven’t done so already.

Technical Support for those taking the Knowledge Check-In at home/in office Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

Technical assistance on the day of your Knowledge Check-In assessment is available by chatting with a Pearson VUE agent. We are here to help! You may also call 800-606-0259 to reach an ABIM Customer Relationship Advocate, in the event you are unable to connect to a Pearson VUE agent.

Coronavirus Updates Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

At ABIM we are actively monitoring the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will post regular updates about any changes to scheduled assessments.
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.

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Credentialers

ABIM no longer issues certificates with end dates; however, we recognize that some entities require a current certification status to complete primary source verification. We will be updating this status on our website on an annual basis.

Therefore, we encourage credentialers to use ABIM's annual re-verification date of April 1 to obtain accurate information about your physician's current certification status by visiting abim.org/verify on April 1 annually. By utilizing the annual re-verification date suggested, you will have accurate information about a diplomate's current certification status.

Important notes:

  • ABIM has introduced changes to its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program and its board certification status reporting processes. In addition to reporting board certification, ABIM reports whether or not ABIM Board Certified physicians are participating in MOC (i.e., engaging in MOC activities regularly).
  • Physicians are publicly reported as inactive if they were once certified by ABIM but now, for non-disciplinary reasons, they no longer have an active medical license in any jurisdiction.
  • There is growing recognition and agreement from the public, consumer groups and medical organizations that assessing knowledge and performance every 10 years is not sufficient. Participating in MOC recognizes those physicians who are keeping up with the changes in medicine.
  • The changes to the MOC program requirements apply to all ABIM Board Certified physicians, regardless of when they were initially certified.