The ABPN MOC Part III Pilot Project is a professional journal article-based assessment activity designed as an optional alternative to the current secure, proctored 10-year MOC examination. The Pilot Project will run for 3 years, from 2019-2021 and, if approved by the ABMS, the ABPN plans to transition diplomates into this program in 2022 as a permanent alternative to the secure MOC examination.
Once available to all diplomates, the Pilot Project will ultimately provide greater flexibility to ABPN diplomates for meeting their MOC Part III program requirements.
See our Frequently Asked Questions webpage for more information.
All MOC requirements must be up-to-date in your ABPN Physician Folios account to be eligible to participate in the Pilot Project.
Enrollment instructions with deadlines were emailed to eligible diplomates.
Enrollment is still available depending on your certificate expiration date. If you received a Pilot Project invitation and still want to enroll, please see the ‘Part III Pilot’ section in your ABPN Physician Folios account.
The list of journal articles will be available for reference and also posted on our website and in the Physician Folios ‘Part III Pilot’ section. The system requirements are outlined in question #4 in the MOC Part III Pilot Project FAQ document.
The examination questions related to each journal article will be available for review and completion.
If the Pilot becomes a permanent option in 2022, diplomates who continue with the journal article-based assessment option will be expected to read a set number of articles every three years on an ongoing basis. Please see question #10 in the MOC Part III Pilot Project FAQ document for more information.
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