UWorld ABIM® Exam Guide
What is the ABIM exam?
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) offers a one-day Internal Medicine Certification Exam that allows internal medicine physicians to demonstrate that they have “met rigorous standards and have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.”
Candidates may sit for the exam if they have successfully completed at least 36 months of a full-time internal medicine residency that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Collège des médecins du Québec and if they meet all other requirements of board eligibility.
What is on the ABIM exam?
- Allergy and Immunology
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
- Geriatric Syndromes
- Infectious Disease
- Nephrology and Urology
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Medical Oncology
- Otolaryngology and Dental Medicine
- Pulmonary Disease
- Rheumatology and Orthopedics
How long is the ABIM exam?
- One-day examination divided into 4 blocks (2 hr allowed per block)
- Maximum of 60 questions per block
- Maximum of 240 questions on the overall examination
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