The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) was founded in 1936 as an answer to a public call to establish more uniform standards for physicians. Since then, board certification has meant that internists have demonstrated — to their peers and to the public — that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care. ABIM now certifies over 200,000 internists, or one in every four physicians in America.
ABIM is not a membership society, but a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization. Our accountability is both to the profession of medicine and to the public.
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JULY 3, 2019 | JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE
“That Was Pretty Powerful”: a Qualitative Study of What Physicians Learn When Preparing for Their Maintenance-of-Certification Exams
JULY 2019 | ACADEMIC MEDICINE
How Physicians Prepare for Maintenance of Certification Exams: A Qualitative Study
JULY 11, 2019 | MD MAGAZINE
Robert C. Hendel, MD: The Importance of Adjusting Maintenance of Certification
MAY 20, 2019 | SCAI-TV
Video: Current State of MOC
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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Standing in Solidarity with India: ABIM and the ABIM Foundation Send Contribution for Oxygen Infrastructure to India
Friday, April 30, 2021
The American Board of Medical Specialties Seeks Comments on Draft Standards for Continuing Certification
Monday, April 19, 2021
“No end in sight”: What has changed for ICU physicians in the US over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic (so far)
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Voices That Transform: A Life of Service