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Beginning in 2018, the ABIM started offering a new two year-assessment option called a Knowledge Check-In for physicians to meet their MOC program requirements in lieu of taking the traditional MOC Exam.
The First-Time Taker Pass Rate for the 2017 Internal Medicine MOC Exam was 92%.
According to the ABIM Internal Medicine MOC Exam Blueprint, the exam covers the following topics:
Note that the exam outline is structured around the topics most commonly encountered. For example, since Cardiovascular Disease is one of the leading killers / more common conditions, it is tested heavily at 15%. The MOC ABIM exam is meant to focus on the most general conditions possible – don’t spend your time chasing the more esoteric topics if you are short on study time.
The BoardVitals question bank is structured to cover all of these topics in relative percentage to prevalence on the exam.
The BoardVitals question bank also targets the AOBIM OCC continuous certification exam. Additional resources may be available via the ACP.
The exam is comprised of up to 225 multiple choice questions (MCQ) in single best answer format. Of the 225 questions, 40 are new questions that will not count towards the candidate's score. The exam will take approximately 10 hours which is divided into four sessions.
Be prepared to see lab results, photographs (especially for dermatological conditions), x-rays, and ECGs.
To familiarize yourself with ABIM exam question format, we recommend reviewing the ABIM's Internal Medicine MOC exam tutorial.
The Knowledge Check-In Assessment is made up of approximately 90 single-best-answer multiple-choice questions divided into two sessions. It takes about 3-1/2 hours to complete.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
*Please Note: Non-MOC hours (CME only) are self-reported. Please follow the instructions given by your board to report your CME hours. Members of the ABIM must log into their website to submit the number of hours stated on the certificate.
For full steps, view our Support Page on Redeeming CME Hours.