ABIM Announces New Examination Score Report and Updated Internal Medicine MOC Examination Blueprint
June 10, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsPhiladelphia, PA, June 10, 2015 – Input from the internal medicine community has led to improvements in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examinations.
Beginning with results of the Spring 2015 exams, physicians will receive enhanced score reports with more information about their performance. ABIM also updated the Internal Medicine MOC blueprint-the exam content outline-to ensure the exam reflects what internists in practice today are doing and to provide more detailed explanations of topics that may be included in the exam. This is the first step in the ongoing process of updating the Internal Medicine MOC Exam.
"Both initiatives reflect ABIM's efforts to listen to physicians and engage the internal medicine community in the design of ABIM programs," said Richard J. Baron, MD, President and CEO of ABIM. "The updates to the score report and Internal Medicine MOC blueprint are early evidence of ABIM's ongoing commitment to ensure that our resources are relevant to physicians working to keep their knowledge current in the rapidly changing field of medicine. Many other efforts of this kind are planned as we continue to work with physicians to design ABIM's programs."
Enhanced Score Report
"Physicians told us they wanted additional feedback on their exam performance, so the enhanced score report now includes more information about questions they missed to help them determine areas of strength and where they might need to improve," said Rebecca S. Lipner, PhD, Senior Vice President of Evaluation, Research and Development at ABIM.
Updated Internal Medicine MOC Exam
"We turned to practicing physicians to help determine what topics to emphasize in the updated Internal Medicine MOC blueprint," said Nick Fitterman, MD, Chair of the ABIM Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee. "As the practice of medicine changes, ABIM must work closely with the physician community to continuously ensure that our exams reflect foundational knowledge that doctors in practice today need to serve their patients."
ABIM is committed to working closely with the physician community as its programs evolve. Updates on what ABIM is hearing, opportunities to provide input and information about the changes being made are shared regularly on the Transforming ABIM blog, including recent posts about the new score report and the updated IM MOC blueprint. Subscribe to the blog at transforming.abim.org/subscribe.
For more than 75 years, certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 subspecialties and has meant that internists have demonstrated – to their peers and to the public – that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care. ABIM is not a membership society, but a non-profit, independent evaluation organization. Our accountability is both to the profession of medicine and to the public. ABIM is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties. For additional updates, follow ABIM on Facebook and Twitter.