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Timeline of MOC for Physicians

List of Frontline Medical News articles about change to MOC

MOC: ABIM eliminates ‘underlying certification’ requirement

July 2, 2015 - Physicians certified in nine internal medicine subspecialties no longer have to maintain underlying certifications, according to a policy change from the American Board of Internal Medicine.

ABIM changes exam score report, updates MOC exam blueprint

June 10, 2015 - The American Board of Internal Medicine rolled out changes to its Maintenance of Certification program, including updates to its exam outline and score report, after more input from the internal medicine community.

ABIM’s Baron fires back after latest Newsweek salvo

May 26, 2015 - The increasingly personal clash between Newsweek and the American Board of Internal Medicine reached a new level on May 21, with the release of another Newsweek article parsing ABIM’s finances and a swift letter of response by ABIM’s president.

ACP: The Beantown Airing of Grievances

May 1, 2015 - Four-thirty in the afternoon isn’t the time slot most conference presenters covet. By that point, many attendees are done for the day – loaded up with new knowledge and weighed down with schwag-stuffed tote bags. By 4:30 p.m., the hotel bar is enjoying stronger attendance and better survey-sheet ratings than a closing-time clinical diagnosis session.

The ABIM sends a follow-up letter

March 30, 2015 - A month ago the American Board of Internal Medicine sent a letter to diplomates saying they “got it wrong,” referring to the process of maintenance of certification or MOC, that the board required.

New board offers alternative MOC certification process for doctors

February 23, 2015 - Frustrated by current maintenance of certification (MOC) programs, a growing number of physicians are turning to an alternative they say is less burdensome, more relevant, and far cheaper.

ABIM responds to criticism, makes major changes to MOC

February 3, 2015 - In a frank announcement, the American Board of Internal Medicine has apologized to doctors for a Maintenance of Certification program that “clearly got it wrong,” and pledged to make the program more consistent with internists’ practice and values.