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The traditional MOC exam is ABIM's enhanced 10-year exam. If you're interested in taking this exam, here's some quick information to help guide your decision.

Required Frequency: Every 10 years
Location: Test center only
Available: In all specialties
Assessment Experience (security): In-person proctoring
Open Book (access to UpToDate®): Yes
Results: Takes 6-8 weeks to get results
Scheduling: Available twice a year
Breadth of Discipline: Yes, exam covers the breadth of the discipline
Points: You earn 20 medical knowledge points for every attempt
Length: Approximately 10 hours

Eligibility and Registration

Registration opens for all 2019 ABIM assessments on December 1, 2018.

Tips for all physicians taking the traditional MOC exam

  • Take the exam tutorial to practice using UpToDate® and become comfortable with the interface.
  • Review the exam blueprint to gain a better understanding of the content that will be covered. All exams are currently breadth of discipline.
  • Sign in to your Physician Portal and review your appointment time.
  • Familiarize yourself with the exam day schedule.

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