Many physicians and physician organizations, including the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED), have expressed concerns about the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process to the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for the past year.
Among the concerns raised was that there are currently very few community physicians on the ABIM Board of Directors. PAMED proposed that at least 50 percent of ABIM board members be in active practice. As a result of advocacy by PAMED and other physician organizations, the ABIM expressed interest in increasing the number of actively practicing physicians into its governance structure.
The ABIM recently sent a call for nominations for those interested in serving on its various boards and committees. In particular, it is seeking internists or subspecialists working in community practices (i.e. not owned by an academic institution) who “stand out for their clinical care, work in innovative patient-care systems and/or their quality improvement expertise.”
“Decisions are made by those who show up,” said PAMED Board Chair David Talenti, MD. “We need to be eager to help.”
To recommend a candidate or to self-nominate, you must submit the following:
- Online Candidate Information Form
- Letter of Support
- Brief Bio (with photo if available)
- Curriculum Vitae (no more than 15 pages)
The deadline was July 20, but it has been extended until sometime later this fall.
If you are interested in nominating yourself or a colleague, email the above to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or if you have any questions, contact ABIM Governance Services at email@example.com or (215) 446-3614.