ACG to ABIM: “MOC must be simpler, less intrusive, less expensive”

Leaders from the ACG, AGA and ASGE spent Monday, November 2nd in Philadelphia along with leaders from the other major internal medicine societies discussing the future of MOC with ABIM leadership. We are working closely together on this issue.  We have provided a joint, multi-society communication to the ABIM outlining our response to their recent report “2020 Task Force Report” advocating for the following key principles:

  • MOC needs to be simpler, less intrusive and less expensive
  • We support ending the high-stakes, every 10-year exam
  • We do not support closed book assessments as they do not represent the current realities of medicine in the digital age
  • We support the principles of lifelong learning as evidenced by ongoing CME activities, rather than lifelong testing
  • We support the concept that, for the many diplomates who specialize within certain areas of gastroenterology and hepatology, MOC should not need to include high-stakes assessments of areas where the diplomate may not practice

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Read ACG’s Letter to ABIM