Change You Made Possible: Transforming ABIM Year in Review

In the past year, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)’s mission ─ to ensure that physicians and their patients have a way to know that they are proudly staying current and meeting a professionally-developed, peer-defined standard ─ has not changed. But how we do our work has changed.

As an organization, we are engaging our diplomates in conversations about making programs that are more relevant and meaningful. Over the course of the past year, we have announced significant changes to MOC, and those changes were based on input we’ve heard from you and your medical societies.

For these reasons, it didn’t surprise me to learn that our most-viewed blog posts from this past year have been about sharing, responding and acting on your constructive suggestions.

Most-viewed posts:

  1. ABIM to Discontinue Underlying Board Certification Requirement per Physician and Society Feedback July 1, 2015
  2. Clarifying the Current MOC Requirements June 10, 2015
  3. Lifelong Learning: What Works for You April 23, 2015
  4. Acting on Diplomate Feedback: MOC Enrollment and Certification Status August 4, 2015

Many of our recent blog posts have focused on how your feedback is essential as we continue to explore improvements to the MOC program and our assessments.

If you have not yet done so, I encourage you share your thoughts on the MOC exam experience. We e-mailed you earlier this month regarding a brief survey, and if you haven’t completed it, you can find a link on My Home Page (after logging into ABIM.org). The survey link will close on January 18.

It is exciting and challenging to be part of an organization in the midst of so much change ─ finding a path to fulfill our important, shared mission at a time of dramatic shifts in health care.

Thank you for your input and participation in this ongoing process.

We are looking forward to collaborating with you in making meaningful changes in 2016 and beyond.

Happy New Year,

Rich