Update on ABIM, ACC Collaboration
The following statement from ACC President C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC, and ABIM President and CEO Richard J. Baron, MD, MACP, provides the latest update on ongoing collaborative efforts to provide an alternate pathway for cardiologists who wish to maintain their ABIM certification.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) have been working together in good faith toward providing an alternate pathway for cardiologists who wish to maintain their ABIM certification. The shared goal is to continually improve all educational and assessment processes for physicians to stay current in knowledge and practice – ultimately in the service of better patient care.
The ACC will have completed updates to three self-assessment programs (ACCSAP, EPSAP, and CathSAP) in early 2019. The goal is to integrate lifelong learning with assessment. ACC and ABIM are hopeful that this will form the basis for a general cardiology Collaborative Maintenance Pathway (CMP) in Q3 2019. This CMP will serve as an additional option to maintain ABIM cardiovascular certification. We are hopeful that other cardiology subspecialty CMPs in electrophysiology and intervention will be available in 2020.
C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC
Richard J. Baron, MD, MACP
President and CEO, ABIM
Keywords: Self-Assessment, Goals, Certification, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Physicians, Electrophysiology, Patient Care
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