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Recent Advances Module

Register for the RA Module via the ABAI Web Portal.


Once every five years during the MOC cycle ABAI Diplomates need to complete an open book examination as part of the continuous learning process. The Recent Advances module (RA module) is an open book examination administered via the Internet on the ABAI Web Portal. It consists of 30 best-answer multiple choice items which test clinically-relevant concepts based on recent findings in professional literature. Items are presented sequentially and can be accessed via the navigation pane on the left side of the module screen. The examination can be opened and returned to at any time during the administration. Responses are saved automatically.

Results will be available upon submission of the examination. The required passing score is 80% correct responses. Once the module is successfully completed, all correct responses will be provided for educational purposes. If a score of 80% is not achieved on the first attempt, a second and third attempt, if needed, are provided to answer 80% of the items correctly. Four weeks are allotted for each the second and third attempts.

Once the RA module is passed, it cannot be taken again the following year to ensure that the diplomate will encounter entirely new items. If the module is not successfully completed in 3 attempts, the diplomate can take it again as of January 1st the next calendar year.

Content: clinically-relevant concepts based on recent findings in professional literature
Passing Score:80%
Time per Attempt:1st - 6 weeks
2nd - 4 weeks
3rd - 4 weeks

CME Credits for RA Module Completion

Designation Statement: The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology designates this enduring material for a maximum number of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Upon successful completion of the activity instructions for claiming credit will be emailed by ABAI.

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and American Board of Allergy and Immunology. The AAAAI is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.