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News Highlights

Statement on MOC

The American Board of Preventive Medicine has noted the discussion in the medical community about Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and the changes the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is making to their MOC Program. We support the MOC standards as accepted by all ABMS Boards. At this time, the American Board of Preventive Medicine is making no changes to the requirements for maintaining certification. The ABPM remains committed to implementing the ABMS 2015 Program Standards and we strive to assess our requirements to continuously improve.

ABPM has a New Office Suite Number

Effective January 1, 2015, the ABPM office has moved to Suite 1340. All correspondence should be directed to 111 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 1340, Chicago, IL 60604.

The dates for the 2016 MOC exam are now available

All three specialty area examinations and the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine examination will be offered in conjunction with the annual meetings of ACPM, ACOEM, AsMA, and the UHMS. This implementation plan was developed to provide our diplomates with maximum flexibility in selecting the date and location of their examination. Information on the examination dates and locations is listed below:

    ACPM Prevention 2016
    Thursday, February 25, 2016
    9:00 am EST registration
    Hyatt Regency
    Crystal City, VA

    Sunday, April 10, 2016
    9:00 am CST registration
    Sheraton Hilton and Towers
    Chicago IL

    AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting
    Sunday, April 24, 2016
    12:00 pm EST registration
    Harrah's Resort, Boardroom 1 (3rd floor)
    Atlantic City NJ

    UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016
    1:00 pm PST registration
    Las Vegas NV

    ACPM Review Course
    Thursday, August 25, 2016
    10:00 am EST registration
    Hyatt Regency Baltimore
    300 Light Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202

    ACOEM Fall Courses
    Sunday, October 23, 2016
    Time 1:00 pm PST registration
    Holiday Inn Bayside
    San Diego CA

You may take the examination beginning three years before your certificate expires. Applications and fees will be accepted by the ABPM up to seven days prior to the examination or until seating capacity is filled. Submit your registration and examination fee online by logging into your record at the ABPM website

Examination Dates for Initial Certification

The ABPM initial certification examinations are administered at over 200 Pearson VUE Professional Testing Centers across the United States, as well as select international sites. In order to accommodate our candidates and to avoid problems with lack of seats at testing centers, the examinations are offered on business days over a two week period. The dates for 2016 are October 3 to October 14, 2016. The online application opens each year on March 1 and applications need to be completed and fees paid by June 1 to avoid late charges.

Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Certification

The online application opens each year on March 1 each year and needs to be completed by June 1 to avoid any late fees. Diplomates of the American Board of Pathology must apply though the American Board of Pathology. Physicians certified through all other ABMS member Boards can apply through ABPM on this website.

Physicians who practice Clinical Informatics collaborate with other health care and information technology professionals to analyze, design, implement and evaluate information and communication systems that enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship. Clinical Informaticians use their knowledge of patient care combined with their understanding of informatics concepts, methods, and tools to: assess information and knowledge needs of health care professionals and patients; characterize, evaluate, and refine clinical processes; develop, implement, and refine clinical decision support systems; and lead or participate in the procurement, customization, development, implementation, management, evaluation, and continuous improvement of clinical information systems. Click here for information on requirements for certification in Clinical Informatics.

Part 4 of Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Practice Performance Assessment materials for completion of Part 4 of MOC are available through the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the Aerospace Medicine Association (AsMA). Please contact the appropriate specialty society for more detailed information.

ACOEM: www.acoem.org/moc.aspx

ACPM: www.acpm.org/education/moc_descr.htm

AsMA: www.asams.org/MOC.htm