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ABIM knows that we have many physicians whose lives have been upended by recent natural disasters. If you live or work near an affected area, we understand that the weather may have impacted your ability to take your Fall 2017 exam as scheduled. We have developed a series of options to help you get through this process as smoothly as possible. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-441-ABIM (2246) or email

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MOC is a professionally determined standard that attests that an internist is staying current in knowledge and practice throughout his/her career.

Initial Certification indicates that physicians have met rigorous standards through intensive study, accredited training and evaluation and that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.

For more than 75 years, Certification by ABIM has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 subspecialties.

Section: Adolescent Medicine Maintenance of Certification Exam

Adolescent Medicine MOC Exam Dates

The Adolescent Medicine Maintenance of Certification Exam is developed jointly with the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The exam is administered by ABP to candidates from all three Boards at the same time in the same testing centers. The standard for passing the examination will be identical for all Boards.

Note that there are two steps you must complete to schedule your exam:

  • Enroll prior to registering, if you have not already done so.
  • Schedule your exam with the test provider within the time frame of the registration dates listed below.

Exam Dates

Exam Date Options Registration Dates*
Fall 2017: Aug. 15 - Sept. 30, 2017 Mar. 1, 2017 through Sept. 1, 2017
Spring 2018: Mar. 1 - 31, 2018 Dec. 31, 2017 through Feb. 28, 2018
Fall 2018: Aug. 15 - Sept. 30, 2018 Mar. 1, 2018 through Sept. 1, 2018
* In order to register for this exam, you must have completed enrollment in the ABIM MOC program.

Important Notes:

  • All deadlines are as of 11:59 p.m. ET (Eastern time) on the dates listed above.
  • All dates are subject to change.
  • Read more about how to Change or Cancel an Exam.
  • Cancellation deadline is two (2) days prior to scheduled examination date. (Example: For exams scheduled Thursday, May 18, 2017, the cancellation deadline would be 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.)
  • It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to be aware of and comply with seat scheduling deadlines. In fairness to all candidates, ABIM adheres firmly to its published seat scheduling deadlines for its examinations. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the seat scheduling period.
  • Exam results will be released within three months of the exam date.