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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.

macOS Update Affects Physicians Taking Knowledge Check-In Remotely Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

If you are scheduled to take the Knowledge Check-In remotely and use an Apple device running the latest macOS (Catalina), ABIM was recently made aware of a technical issue that may affect your ability to take the Knowledge Check-In.

The macOS update does not include support for Adobe Air, meaning the software used to deliver the Knowledge Check-In online is not compatible with systems running on Catalina as of October 7, 2019.

If you are taking the Knowledge Check-In on a Mac and want to confirm your system is still compatible, please take the system check again. If you are unable to access a compatible system or would like to reschedule to a test center, please call our dedicated physician support line at 1-800-606-0259 as soon as possible.

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Milestones

In preparation for the ACGME Next Accreditation System (NAS), specialty groups have developed outcomes-based milestones for resident performance within the six domains of clinical competence. 

The milestones are competency-based developmental outcome expectations that can be demonstrated progressively by residents and fellows from the beginning of their education through graduation to the unsupervised practice of their specialty. 

The Milestones Working Groups were co-convened by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) and was composed of ABIM staff, program director association members, specialty society members, ACGME Review Committee members and others. 

Residents' and fellows' performance on milestones will become a source of specialty-specific normative data for the specialty Review Committees to use in assessing the quality of residency and fellowship programs and facilitating improvements to program curriculum and resident and fellow performance if and when needed. 

The milestones will also be used by the ACGME to demonstrate accountability of the effectiveness of graduate medical education within ACGME-accredited programs in meeting the needs of the public.

The members of the Internal Medicine Education Redesign Advisory Board, with representation from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, ABIM, the ACGME, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the Association of Specialty Professors, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the Society of Hospital Medicine, have endorsed the Internal Medicine Milestones (pdf)  for use in the ACGME NAS.

Internal Medicine Milestone Project (pdf)

Internal Medicine Subspecialty Milestones Project (pdf)