Physicians have asked ABIM for a more flexible and relevant Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Thanks to this feedback, earlier this year, ABIM announced plans to roll out two-year Knowledge Check-Ins as an option in addition to the traditional MOC exam.
In 2018, physicians will begin to have access to an online resource, UpToDate®, during Internal Medicine and Nephrology Knowledge Check-Ins and traditional MOC exams. The use of UpToDate will expand through 2018 and 2019.
Doctors also requested that we make it simpler to understand the MOC program and steps they can take to maintain certification.
That’s why we’ve created the new resources below that we hope you find helpful. And at any time, you can sign into your physician home page to check your MOC status, contact us with questions or subscribe to the blog for regular updates.
What is the difference between the Knowledge Check-In and traditional MOC exam?
Will the ABIM Knowledge Check-In cover the breadth of my discipline or be more targeted?
How does the Knowledge Check-In work?
What does “no consequences” mean for the Knowledge Check-In?
Can I take the Knowledge Check-In and should I try it?
If I choose the ABIM Knowledge Check-In, will I still have to take the traditional MOC exam?
When is the Knowledge Check-In available in my specialty?
Why can’t the ABIM Knowledge Check-In be available for all specialties in 2018?
My certification is due to expire in 2017 but the ABIM Knowledge Check-In will be available in my certification area in 2018. Can’t I just wait and take that?
I am planning to take an assessment in 2018. When can I register?
I want to take the Knowledge Check-In at home or in my office. What do I have to do?
What does open-book mean? What can I access?
What happens if I don’t pass Knowledge Check-In in 2018?
Could I lose my certification with the two-year ABIM Knowledge Check-In?
I need to take an IM or Nephrology assessment by 2019. What does this mean for me?
The Knowledge Check-In opens in my specialty in 2019. What does this mean for me?
When will I need to pay? How much does this cost?
What are other physicians doing and how are they deciding?