About ABFM

    Print this page

    American Board of Family Medicine Responds to Internal Medicine's MOC Announcement


    The American Board of Family Medicine is aware of the current debate throughout the medical community regarding the value of Maintenance of Certification (MOC). On Tuesday (Feb. 3), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced a significant review of its MOC program. Specifically, the ABIM is reviewing its Part IV products (Quality Improvement Modules, e.g., PPMs, Metric) and determining the applicability of these products to their subspecialty physicians. We applaud the ABIM and its commitment to moving toward the 2015 Program for MOC standards as accepted by all ABMS Boards. While we are fellow members of the community of medical boards, ABIM and ABFM serve different populations and have approached MOC differently. The ABFM is looking closely at ABIM’s changes and the reasons behind them.

    At this time, the American Board of Family Medicine is making no changes to the requirements for maintaining certification.

    ABFM remains committed to implementing the ABMS 2015 Program Standards. We continuously assess our certification requirements, including examinations and MOC activities to continuously improve. Through our emails and social media, we will keep you abreast of current processes and policies for both initial certification and MOC. These communications provide opportunities for you to engage with us in a dialog to address our mutual commitment to the health of our patients and our communities.

    Physician Login:


    Help! I forgot my password and/or username

    ABFM News

    Get the lastest information from and about the ABFM.

    Read the News Button

    Diplomate Statistics

    Get more information about diplomates and the ABFM programs.

    Diplomatestats Button

    Patient Brochure

    Our brochure can answer many of your questions.

    Downloadpdf Button


    Find web sites for related organizations and other resources

    Getlinks Button