Improvement in Medical Practice (PIP)

Diplomates now choose ONE Clinical Module OR Feedback Module activity to complete the PIP Unit.

Use our wizard to learn if you are already fulfilling the Clinical Module:
PIP Clinical Module Options Wizard
Learn options for completing a Clinical Module activity with this short video:
Options for a Clinical Module Video
Learn details for completing a Feedback Module activity with this short video:
Completing a Feedback Module Video

This quality improvement exercise is designed to identify and implement areas for improvement based on the review of one’s own patient charts (Clinical Module) OR feedback from peers or patients via a questionnaire/survey (Feedback Module).

Each PIP Unit consists of three steps:

  • Step A: Initial Assessment
  • Step B: Identify and Implement Improvement
  • Step C: Reassessment

General Information

  • Please allow ample time to complete the PIP Unit (Steps A, B and C).
  • Use the same feedback option for the initial assessment and reassessment steps.
  • One PIP Unit is required every 3 years for the C-MOC Program.
  • ABPN does not collect patient or peer data. If audited, ABPN will require that diplomates explain how they carried out the Improvement in Medical Practice Unit and submit information about their process and improvement plan. The ABPN Audit Guidelines for Diplomates document lists the documentation needed in the event of an audit.

Note: Only those diplomates in the 2013-2015 C-MOC block must complete BOTH a Clinical Module and a Feedback Module (patient or peer survey) for that specific C-MOC block.

Improvement in Medical Practice (PIP) Handout

ABPN Approved Products List

Read our MOC Booklet for more information.

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