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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

ASN Policy Statement on Maintaining Career Excellence

  1. ASN endorses the role of the American Board of Internal Medicine—as one of the American Board of Medical Specialties' 24 specialty boards—to provide the initial certification for nephrologists.
  2. ASN supports the lifelong learning of nephrologists through educational activities and self-assessment programs.
  3. ASN believes in the right of each nephrologist to choose a process of maintaining career excellence that affirms the values of the medical profession as well as highlights to the public her/his ability to provide high-quality care.
  4. ASN opposes efforts by entities outside the medical profession to weaken the public's faith in the ability of the medical profession to self-regulate.
  5. ASN is committed to working for its members and their patients to:
    • Improve all aspects of the assessment of professional competence.
    • Explore innovative and more efficient approaches to ensuring nephrologists provide high-quality care for their patients.

Posted August 2017

ABIM MOC Updates

December 2021: ABIM's New Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment

Enrollment for all ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) assessments, including the new Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment (LKA) opened December 1. The LKA is a wholly redefined, interactive assessment experience that also supports physicians' ongoing educational efforts and makes it easier for them to know and demonstrate they are keeping up with advances in medicine. More information is available in the LKA Toolkit or on the ABIM website.

Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment (LKA)

ABIM MOC Exam Dates

Traditional MOC Exam Dates
Spring 2022: April 11, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2022
Fall 2022: November 10, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Aug. 15, 2022

Continuing Board Certification

November 2021: American Board of Medical Specialties' New Standards for Continuing Certification

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has approved new Standards for Continuing Certification (Standards). The new Standards have been designed to guide the ABMS Member Boards, including ABIM, in establishing continuing certification programs that help diplomates stay current in their specialty while providing hospitals, health systems, patients, and communities with a credential upon which they can continue to rely and depend. The Standards will be effective January 1, 2024.

How ASN Helps Its Members Meet These Requirements

Medical Knowledge

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