Assessment 2020 Task Force Findings to Focus Discussion of Changes to ABIM Certification and Maintenance of Certification

Today the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) released a report from the Assessment 2020 Task Force with recommendations on what skills physicians will need in the future and how to assess those skills.

The Assessment 2020 Task Force was first convened in 2013 to develop a vision for the future of physician assessment. The Task Force included representatives from a diverse group of stakeholders, including ABIM leadership and experts in assessment, education, health care and consumer advocacy.

The report, A Vision for Certification in Internal Medicine in 2020, is intended to serve as a catalyst for further discussion with the internal medicine community to inform ongoing redesign of ABIM’s Certification and Maintenance of Certification programs.

In collaboration with the community, a subcommittee consisting of members of both the ABIM Council and Board of Directors has started actively exploring whether and how to implement some or all of the Assessment 2020 Task Force’s recommendations.

ABIM will be soliciting feedback on the recommendations from medical societies, physicians and others through various means, including surveys and focus groups.

Learn more in the news release on, and read the full report on the Assessment 2020 website.