From ABIM President and CEO, Richard J. Baron, MD
All Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exams scheduled for spring 2020 have been cancelled.
ABIM recognizes that, as frontline health care professionals, many board certified internists will experience significant personal and professional stress and disruption during the coming weeks. Your expertise, skill and service are critical to our collective success in dealing with this pandemic, and your safety and wellbeing are ABIM’s primary concern at this time.
In light of this evolving situation, ABIM’s Board of Directors has decided to cancel all spring assessments.
We did not come to this decision lightly, as we know that many of you have likely spent weeks or months preparing. Despite that knowledge, we believe that removing the potential risk and distraction of sitting for a spring assessment is the right thing to do for our ABIM Board Certified Physicians and for the country at this time of great uncertainty for our health care system and the patients we care for.
You will be able to reschedule your exam at no additional cost. Please know that no physician will have their certification status negatively impacted because of this decision. Physicians scheduled to take a spring assessment have been contacted via email alerting them of this change, and we are providing them with individualized guidance on their options moving forward.
Reschedule your exam by signing in to your ABIM Physician Portal. If you need any assistance, please contact us at 1-800-441-ABIM or email@example.com.
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to assess this situation and do what’s best for the physicians we serve. Please stay safe. Our country needs you.