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SOME IM CERTIFICATION EXAM APPOINTMENTS CANCELED Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

With capacity reduced at all Pearson VUE test centers to maintain safety, some appointments (less than 20%) to take the Internal Medicine Certification Examination have been canceled and must be rescheduled. If this applies to you, you should have received this email, which clarifies what your next steps are.

More than 68% of affected candidates have already rescheduled. So, be sure to reschedule soon if you haven’t done so already.

Technical Support for those taking the Knowledge Check-In at home/in office Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

Technical assistance on the day of your Knowledge Check-In assessment is available by chatting with a Pearson VUE agent. We are here to help! You may also call 800-606-0259 to reach an ABIM Customer Relationship Advocate, in the event you are unable to connect to a Pearson VUE agent.

Coronavirus Updates Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

At ABIM we are actively monitoring the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will post regular updates about any changes to scheduled assessments.
Scheduled for an assessment this year? ABIM is working with Pearson VUE to ensure your safety throughout your exam day. Learn more about what to expect at test centers.
Please follow the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the most up-to-date information on the virus.

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Why do I need to submit evaluations by June 30 (non-ACGME-accredited) or September 1 (ACGME-accredited)? What happens if I don't submit evaluations on time?

Submitting outstanding evaluations after published deadlines puts trainee certification eligibility at risk. Residents/fellows with incomplete training will not be eligible for board certification.

How long do I have to submit outstanding evaluations?

  • ACGME-accredited programs: July – September 1.
  • Non-ACGME-accredited programs: Early May – June 30.

ACGME-accredited programs: Why does the Internal Medicine evaluation deadline fall after the Internal Medicine exam?

  • The Internal Medicine examination occurs shortly after ABIM receives and loads evaluation data sent by ACGME. In recognition of this short period for turn around, ABIM will grant admission/reject admission to the Internal Medicine examination based on information transferred to ABIM from ACGME ADS in July, and candidate certification will be granted pending submission of the evaluation by the program.
  • Candidates will be informed of examination results pending submission of the evaluation by the program.

Non-ACGME-accredited programs: Why is my evaluation period different from the ACGME-accredited programs?

The Internal Medicine deadline falls on June 30 because ABIM will not have evaluation information on your trainees upon which to base eligibility decisions until the non-ACGME-accredited program submits them to ABIM.