The American Board of Internal Medicine: Evolving Professional Self-Regulation - American Board of Medical Specialties

The authors reviewed the history of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the evolution of the certification process for internists. Changes in the certification process are reflective of the changes and growing complexity in health care. The authors acknowledge physician frustration and assure that the ABIM continuously strives to increase the value of the program to physicians.

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