Explore ABIM's news releases – from Board of Directors appointments, to important information on our assessments, Maintenance of Certification (MOC), and more. Please note that the MOC program has evolved over the years and some information in older news may not apply to the current program.
New grant funding available aimed at eliminating inequities in health care
PHILADELPHIA, November 14, 2022 – Internal medicine residents and faculty working to eliminate inequities plaguing the nation’s health care system are encouraged to apply for new grant funding being made available from several leading health care organizations and health foundations.
ABIM Announces New Members of Governance
Philadelphia, July 19, 2022 – The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced new appointments to its Governance today, including new members of the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, Council, and Specialty Boards.
Medical Education Diversity and Inclusion Effort gets $400K Shot in the Arm
PHILADELPHIA, July 12, 2022 – Today, leading internal medicine organizations announced the awarding of grants designed to improve the quality of education and training to build a more trustworthy health system.
A Generation Gap for Internists: New Doctors Choose Hospital Medicine, While More Senior Internists are in Outpatient Settings
Philadelphia, PA – May 17, 2022 – Hospital medicine is a hot field for early career internists.
Hospitalized Heart Attack and Heart Failure Patients Die Less Frequently When Treated by American Board of Internal Medicine Certified Doctors
Philadelphia, PA – April 27, 2022 – Far fewer heart attack and heart failure patients in Pennsylvania hospitals died when treated by physicians who earned their initial American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification, with additional benefits for those who participated in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) throughout their careers.
Leading Internal Medicine Organizations Sponsor $400,000 Grant Program to Build Trust and Advance Health Equity
PHILADELPHIA, November 1, 2021 – The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the ABIM Foundation, the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation have announced a second round of grants for internal medicine residents and faculty members, designed to improve the quality of education and training and create a more trustworthy health system that serves everyone.
Joint Statement on Dissemination of Misinformation
Philadelphia, PA, September 9, 2021 – The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), which supports its member state medical licensing boards, has recently issued a statement saying that providing misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine contradicts physicians' ethical and professional responsibilities, and therefore may subject a physician to disciplinary actions, including suspension or revocation of their medical license.
Geriatric Patients Were Prescribed Fewer Potentially Dangerous Medicines from Physicians who Scored Higher on ABIM Assessments
Philadelphia, PA, September 8, 2021 – Physicians with higher scores on the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) assessments were less likely to prescribe “potentially inappropriate medications” (PIMs) to their older patients – including anticholinergics, which have been linked to cognitive impairment and decline in older patients, according to a study by ABIM researchers.
ABIM Announces New Board and Council Members
Philadelphia, PA, July 12, 2021 – The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced new appointments to its governance, including new members of the Board of Directors and ABIM Council.
ABIM Announces New Specialty Board Members
Philadelphia, PA, July 12, 2021 – The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today announced new appointments to eight of its twelve Specialty Boards.