For complete 2012 Rheumatology MOC Course information and to register online, visit www.rheumatology.org/education.
The ACR offers resources, tools to help rheumatologists navigate MOC process, earn points
Tips for meeting the American Board of Internal Medicine’s certification and maintenance of certification requirements for 2014
Engaging in lifelong learning by maintaining certification has been a required method to confirm medical competence since 1933 through the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Established by the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians in 1936, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is one of 24 ABMS certifying member boards….
To remain board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), rheumatologists who were certified in 1990 or later need to recertify every 10 years by enrolling in and completing ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. The ABIM MOC program is designed to promote lifelong learning and the enhancement of clinical judgment and skills essential for high-quality patient care. To complete the ABIM MOC program, physicians need to be licensed and in good standing, pass a secure examination, and earn 100 self-assessment points: 20 points in self-evaluation of medical knowledge, 20 points in self-evaluation of practice performance, with the remaining 60 points in either medical knowledge, practice performance, or a combination of both.