The mission of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is to enhance the quality of health care by certifying internists and subspecialists who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for providing excellent patient care. As the field of medicine is ever-evolving, it is critical that our Certification and Maintenance of Certification programs evolve and improve as well.
Assessment 2020 was an initiative of ABIM that sought to identify what skills physicians of the future should have and how to best assess those skills. The report, A Vision for Certification in Internal Medicine in 2020, outlines the task force’s recommendations.
The initiative engaged clinicians, patients and other important members of the community to provide feedback and input on the skills physicians need to deliver the highest quality care. The feedback garnered through the initiative will be considered as we enhance our programs.