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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 request@abim.org.

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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.

About FasTrack

What is FasTrack®?

FasTrack is ABIM's online clinical competence evaluation system. Evaluation data submitted to ABIM via FasTrack at the end of each academic year establishes eligibility for initial certification in Internal Medicine and/or the subspecialties.

ACGME-accredited programs: FasTrack will use ACGME Accreditation Data System information to prepopulate the FasTrack form and reduce the need for manual data entry.

Non-ACGME-accredited programs: The FasTrack form will not be prepopulated; however, the new system will offer an enhanced platform for submitting evaluations. The ABIM/ACGME Milestones will be displayed and editable, but are not required in order to submit an evaluation.

What are the FasTrack Ratings?

Six ACGME/ABMS Competencies

The resident/fellow is demonstrating satisfactory development of the knowledge, skill and attitudes/behaviors needed to advance in training. S/he is demonstrating a learning trajectory that anticipates the achievement of competency for unsupervised practice that includes the delivery of safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable care.

Components and Ratings Residents/Fellows: Not Final Year of Training Residents/Fellows: Final Year of Training
Yes Full credit Full credit
Conditional on Improvement Full credit No credit; must achieve satisfactory rating before receiving credit
No Full credit No credit; must repeat year

* The six required competencies are: (1) patient care and procedural skills, (2) medical knowledge, (3) practice-based learning and improvement, (4) interpersonal and communication skills, (5) professionalism and (6) systems-based practice.

At the discretion of the program director, training in the final year may be extended as necessary to achieve satisfactory ratings in overall clinical competence and/or the six ACGME/ABMS competencies.

Overall Clinical Competence

This rating represents the assessment of the resident/fellow's development of overall clinical competence during this year of training:

Components and Ratings Residents/Fellows: Not Final Year of Training Residents/Fellows: Final Year of Training
Satisfactory or Superior Full credit Full credit
Conditional on Improvement Full credit No credit; must achieve satisfactory rating before receiving credit*
Unsatisfactory No credit; must repeat year No credit; must repeat year
* At the discretion of the program director, training in the final year may be extended as necessary to achieve satisfactory ratings in overall clinical competence and/or the six general competencies.

Procedural Requirements

All residents and fellows must meet standards for competence in performing procedures at the end of training. These procedural requirements are specific to the area of training. There are also procedural requirements for internal medicine or its subspecialties on our website.

Do I have to submit program information to ACGME?

Yes, you must continue to submit information to ACGME through the Accreditation Data System (ADS). 

Do I have to submit program information to ABIM?

Yes. While ACGME will provide ABIM with the data you submitted in ADS, when you receive your new FasTrack login information, you will need to log in, confirm the data we have on file, make any updates as necessary and then submit your evaluations to ABIM.