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Medical Oncology Maintenance of Certification Assessments

Schedule Your Medical Oncology MOC Exam

Exam Day Schedules:

MOC Exam Day Schedule (traditional 10-year assessment)

  • The Medical Oncology MOC exam will take approximately 10 hours. If you took this exam previously, please note that the schedule is new beginning Fall 2016.
  • The day is divided into four sessions, each containing a maximum of 60 multiple-choice questions.
  • Each session is open-book, meaning that you will have access to an online external resource (UpToDate®) for these questions. You can take the exam tutorial and visit the UpToDate User Academy for ABIM Exam to practice using the open-book feature. Please note that certain features of UpToDate, including those that access external websites like Society Guidelines, will not be available during the exam for security reasons.
Action Time Allotted
Registration Varies
Tutorial Optional, up to 30 minutes
Instructions and Pledge of Honesty Up to 10 minutes
First Session Up to 2 hours (maximum 60 questions)
Break Optional, up to 100 minutes (divided between 3 breaks)*
Second Session Up to 2 hours (maximum 60 questions)
Break Optional, up to 100 minutes (divided between 3 breaks)*
Third Session Up to 2 hours (maximum 60 questions)
Break Optional, up to 100 minutes (divided between three breaks)*
Fourth Session Up to 2 hours (maximum 60 questions)
Optional Survey Up to 10 minutes
Total Approximately 10 hours

You will have 100 minutes of available break time to use during your examination. The amount of break time you use after each test session will be subtracted from the amount of available break time. For instance, if you take a 10-minute break after session one, the amount of break time remaining for the exam will be reduced to 90 minutes.

Learning & Assessment Exam Day Schedule (two-year assessment)

  • The Learning & Assessment takes approximately 3-1/2 hours.
  • The assessment is divided into two sessions, each containing a maximum of 45 multiple-choice questions.
  • The Learning & Assessment is the same exam whether you take it online or in a test center.
  • Both sessions of the Learning & Assessment are open-book, meaning that you have access to an online external resource (UpToDate®). You can take the exam tutorial and visit the UpToDate User Academy for ABIM Exam to practice using the open-book feature. Please note that certain features of UpToDate, including those that access external websites like Society Guidelines, will not be available during the exam for security reasons.
Action Time Allotted
Launch Exam and Check in with Greeter Varies, up to 15 minutes
Tutorial Optional, up to 5 minutes
Instructions and Pledge of Honesty Up to 3 minutes
First Session Up to 1 1/2 hours (maximum 45 questions)
Break Optional, up to 15 minutes
Second Session Up to 1 1/2 hours (maximum 45 questions)
Optional Survey Up to 5 minutes
Feedback Screen Up to 2 minutes
Total Approximately 3 1/2 hours