abim_2020_homeAssessment 2020 is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) that seeks to identify what skills physicians of the future should have and how to best assess those skills.

ABIM’s mission 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.

Through this website and social media, Assessment 2020 is engaging 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. We plan to consider this feedback as we enhance our programs.

If you have ideas on how ways to improve physician assessment, we urge you to join the conversation on our blog and on Twitter using #assess2020, or send us an e-mail.

Closed-Book Exams in the Age of “Just Look It Up” Medicine

By on August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

This post was written by Assessment 2020 task force member Steven Durning.

The field of medicine continues to grow at an extraordinary pace. Every year brings new advances in clinical care and best practices, and research shows physicians cannot possibly keep up [1].

Of course, today’s physicians have more resources than ever in the exam room to [...]

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