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ABOUT ABMS MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION

Certification: An Added Measure of Expertise
Board certification granted by an ABMS Member Board provides assurance of a physician’s expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice.
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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
* ABMS Maintenance
of Certification
Reflections on Maintenance of Certification
The Value of MOC
MOC Competencies
and Criteria
Major Medical Associations Support MOC
ABMS Evidence Library
MOC Myths & Facts

ABMS Maintenance of Certification® (ABMS MOC) >
Learn more about the Maintenance of Certification program, an ongoing process of education
and assessment for certified physicians to improve practice performance.

Reflections on Maintenance of Certification >
Read how participating in Maintenance of Certification has encouraged and inspired these board certified specialists to improve their practice and meet the healthcare needs of our time.

The Value of MOC >
Read more about how MOC benefits both physicians and patients to ensure fewer medical
errors, better communication and quality clinical outcomes.

MOC Competencies and Criteria >
Get details about the six core competencies in specialty medicine. Learn how ABMS’ four-part
MOC process ensures continuous learning through a close collaboration with its 24 Member
Boards.

Major Medical Associations Support MOC >
ABMS’ MOC process is aligned with credentialing requirements by key major medical associations that regulate the practice of medicine. Read the list of those that support MOC here.

ABMS Evidence Library >
This online database highlights research studies and articles supporting the value of Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification. It reflects an effort to systematically present the empirical evidence in the current peer-reviewed literature.