MOC and Exam Preparation Resources
The basic structure of the MOC program remains unchanged. To maintain a certificate, a diplomate will need to possess an unrestricted license in the jurisdiction where he/she practices, demonstrate commitment to life-long learning through self-assessment, and pass a secure examination in the discipline(s) in which they choose to recertify.
Under the new point system, diplomates need to earn 100 points (every five years) to recertify in one or more discipline(s):
- 20 points from self-assessment of medical knowledge (GI SAM)
- 20 points from evaluation of practice performance (PIMs)
- 60 points from electives (GI SAM and/or PIMs)
Self-Assessment of Medical Knowledge
The GI SAM® series is an interactive, intuitive product that will assess your current knowledge of specific gastroenterology and hepatology-related topics. All modules will include 25 questions with instant feedback on your answer choice as well as additional references for further study.
- Earn 10 points towards ABIM MOC
- Claim up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- ABIM diplomates must be registered in MOC before completing GI SAM Modules.
Practice Improvement Modules (PIMs)
Evaluation of Practice Performance
AGA PIMs are an integrated component of the AGA Digestive Health Recognition Program™ (DHRP). Enrolling in the DHRP offers clinicians the opportunity to demonstrate and be recognized for superior quality of care in the treatment of various digestive diseases. Enrollees are eligible for Bridges to Excellence (BTE), the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and up to 20 points towards ABIM MOC.
The self-directed PIM component incorporates valid performance measures and gives you a means of conducting a structured, data-driven evaluation of a specific area of your practice. PIMs also assist you in developing and implementing an improvement plan to assess the impact of practice changes through chart re-measurement.
At present, DHRP (BTE, PQRS and PIM) is offered for:
Digestive Diseases Self-Education Program® (DDSEP®) 7
DDSEP® is the go-to self-education resource for gastroenterologists in all stages of their careers. It helps physicians stay current on the latest advances in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition and prepare for the ABIM GI Board certification and recertification examinations. Earn up to 102 CME credits. MOC points not offered.
Produced by AGA, guidebooks provide concise one- to two-page monographs linked to each of the questions in the ABIM Recertification Modules. Earn 10 MOC points for each module completed.
Board Review Item Bank (AGA Members Only)
The Item Bank provides free online practice tests addressing specific GI and Hepatology Core Curriculum topics. Each topic includes a set of approximately 20 multiple-choice questions. CME and MOC not offered.
2014 Clinical Congress Online Sessions (Available 5/1/2014)
Access the recorded sessions from the AGA Clinical Congress of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and obtain timely information on best-practices for GI patient care. Earn up to 13 CME credits and 8 MOC points.