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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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Diversity & Health Equity

Creating an inclusive environment that provides equal access to quality care for all by addressing health disparities and racism in healthcare.

Dr. Alyson K. Myers, MD, ABIM Governance Member,
Clinical Educator and the Medical Director of Inpatient Diabetes at North Shore University Hospital

ABIM’S Commitment to Health Equity

Like many organizations across the United States during the tumultuous summer of 2020, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and ABIM Foundation (ABIMF) made a public commitment to explore our role in perpetuating —intentionally or not— racial disparities in health care through our Board’s policies and programs. We pledged to move from being "passively non-racist" institutions to being “actively anti-racist” influences in health care.

And while our initial commitment in 2020 focused on racial justice, ABIM’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategy has broadened to bring as many voices to the table as possible. Our goal is to ensure that our programs and policies are not divorced from the lived experiences of our diplomates, including (but not limited to): age, race, ethnicity, ability, faith, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, geographical location or practice setting.

This page serves as a record of what we have committed to, a living compendium of what we have done thus far to fulfill those commitments, and as a fulfillment of the promise to remain transparent and accountable to our community as we do this ongoing work.

Richard Baron, MD, President & CEO, ABIM

Taking Over Twitter

September is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. We also recognize the challenges that the community faces.

For the month of September on ABIM’s Twitter account, we will be featuring quotes and facts about the Hispanic and Latino community and we would like to invite you to participate by writing a tweet in response to one of the framing questions below!

Please send your draft tweet to Kelly Rand at KRand@abim.org and include your Twitter handle and a headshot in your response if you’d like to be highlighted and tagged! Remember, tweets cannot be more than 280 characters long.

How can all clinicians be better allies for their Hispanic and Latino colleagues?

How have you seen healthcare disparities impact the Hispanic/Latino American community?

What can ABIM do to help educate physicians about healthcare disparities?

Read More: Supporting Voices of Diverse Diplomates

  • Standing up for the Profession, Protecting the Public: Why ABIM is Combatting Medical Misinformation
    May 18, 2022  |  To help protect patients and ensure our credential represents knowledgeable, expert physicians, our organization must take meaningful steps to address the spread of false medical information on social media.
  • Voices That Transform: Dr. Victor Kim
    May 10, 2022  |  Dr. Victor Kim, MD, ATSF, FAASM is ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine, and is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Reaffirming Community Values: Transgender Rights in Health Care Matter
    June 29, 2021  |  The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the ABIM Foundation join many of our colleagues in the internal medicine community in condemning any discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristics.

Why I Serve: Featuring Dr. Vineet Arora

As a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors, academic hospitalist Dr. Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, believes that her voice as a physician is important for promoting safe, quality care for patients.

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