ommitment of our organizations to work together to foster excellence in the practice of medicine for our patients and for the profession," said Bernard M. Rosof, MD, co-chair of the joint ABIM/ACP-ASIM committee that discussed recertification issues. Dr. Rosof is also immediate past chair of the ACP-ASIM Board of Regents.
"Patients will be well-served by this agreement," said Harry R. Kimball, MD ABIM president. "A well-coordinated process for on-going professional education and evaluation is good for the profession and good for our patients."
ABIM is a non-profit organization, headquartered in Philadelphia, that establishes requirements for board certification and recertification of doctors of internal medicine. Doctors who pass the ABIM-administered certification and recertification examinations are considered "board-certified" internists.
ACP-ASIM, also headquartered in Philadelphia, is the nation's largest medical specialty society with a membership of 90,000 internists and internal medicine subspecialists. ACP-ASIM provides education, including self-assessment courses and more than 50 postgraduate courses annually, develops clinical practice guidelines, advocates for medical students and member physicians, and publishes Annals of Internal Medicine and other medical journals.
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