Three ways to finish MOC Points that every ABIM-boarded doctor should know
Of all the reasons you went into medicine, checking the box on requirements wasn’t one of them. For many of us, the annual grind of earning credits is annoying at best and agonizing at worst. Whether you’re freshly out of training or a seasoned veteran, here are three ways to simplify your ABIM MOC Points requirement.
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1. Use your fellowship training
Remember that three year pulmonary critical care fellowship where you ate ramen and bought the discount cola? Well, all is not lost. Each year of your fellowship counts for 20 MOC points.
2. Count your ABIM-related exams
Each exam you finish related to the ABIM counts for 20 MOC points. Here are some examples:
- 10 year MOC
- Knowledge Check-In
- ABIM/ASCO Medical Oncology Learning and Assessment
- Any initial subspecialty exam
3. Automate your MOC points
You can now fully automate your MOC points by installing Orbit Internal Medicine on your Chrome laptop (orbitcme.com/im). When you install the plugin, web searches you make to peer-reviewed abstracts and articles automatically count for MOC points — 0.5 credits per article. Stay logged in and you’ll quickly finish your credits for the year. And unlike other sites, you won’t need to download and store certificates — all of your documentation is stored in the cloud. Best of all, your MOC points are automatically synced with the ABIM.
There’s no right or wrong way to earn your MOC points, but there are definitely easier ways. Work smart and you’ll have more time for the stuff that counts — your patients, friends, family, and yourself.
— Orbit Staff