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Volume 4, Issue 1

In This Issue:

New Board Eligibility Policy

In April 2013, the ABAI Board of Directors approved a new Board Eligibility policy with the following requirements: Trainees must achieve ABAI Board certification within five years... (read more)

President's Message: Stephen I. Wasserman, MD
Stephen I. Wasserman, MD

Stephen I. Wasserman, MD
ABAI President

ABAI's Secure Exam — Focusing Future Learning Efficiently and Effectively

I have just returned from a stimulating and important meeting held by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) focused on Parts II (Self-Assessment) and III (Cognitive Expertise) of the member boards' Maintenance of Certification (MOC) programs. Speakers with quite varied backgrounds (i.e., anesthesiology, internal medicine, infectious diseases, ophthalmology, and medical education) provided a wide perspective on where we are now and where we, as physicians dedicated to... (read more)

Notes from the Chair: John Oppenheimer, MD
John Oppenheimer, MD

John Oppenheimer, MD
ABAI Chair

The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process is a professional response attempting to ensure physician accountability and transparency in the assessment of their professional development and education. To do so, the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) relies upon the six core competencies developed by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) which has been promoted through public pressure for accountability and credibility. These six core competencies include: patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice. Since... (read more)

PI:PRO Food Allergy PIM now available to ABAI Diplomates

The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee approved the PI:PRO Food Allergy Practice Improvement Module (PIM), sponsored by the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) for MOC Part IV credit. This activity will lead you through... (read more)

ABAI Enacts New Policy Regarding Time-Unlimited Certificates

In 2012, the ABAI established a formal policy for diplomates with a time-unlimited certificate participating in its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Time-unlimited certificate holders have until December 31, 2013 to actively elect or decline to participate in the ABAI MOC program. This can be done... (read the article)

ABAI Staff Spotlight

Gina Capozzoli

Gina Capozzoli brought nearly 30 years of experience in medical practice management, customer service, and hospitality prior to joining the ABAI in 2008 as Administrative Assistant to ABAI's Chief Operating Officer, Lawrence Vapniarek. For the last five years Capozzoli has served the ABAI as a first point of contact for certification candidates and MOC program diplomates. In this role, she possesses a thorough knowledge of the examination process from registration procedures to fielding queries regarding results. Capozzoli wears many "CERT and MOC hats" which encompass the processing of certification exam applications, fees, and documentation. She guides diplomates ... (read more)

2012 Secure Exam Pass Rates

View the pass rates for the 2012 certification and maintenance of certification secure examinations. Pass rates are listed for all candidates and by candidate category. (view pass rates)

FAQs — Participation in MOC

Why should I participate? What will happen if I don't? Should I participate if I'm about to retire? View some frequently asked questions about participation in ABAI MOC. (read more)

2013 Calendar - Key Dates

View the dates for the 2013 secure Certification and Maintenance of Certification examinations. (view the calendar)