ABIM Board Certification is a widely recognized national credential that assures the profession and public that a physician has demonstrated – by passing rigorous assessments and completing other learning activities – that they are ready, at the beginning of their career, for independent practice and that they are, over the course of their career, keeping their medical knowledge in their field current. More than 220,000 physicians are currently board certified in one or more of the 22 disciplines in which ABIM offers certification.
ABIM plans to continue offering and administering its initial Certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) programs, including the current assessment choices offered for MOC, across all of these specialties today and in the future. Any physician choosing to maintain their ABIM certification in these disciplines will continue to have a pathway with ABIM to do so.
Questions about the cardiovascular organizations’ announcement and how it may affect individual physicians are best answered by those organizations.