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.
Exam questions are now available to enrolled Pilot Project participants, who were sent an email in January about accessing topics, articles, and questions. See the ‘Part III Pilot’ section in your ABPN Physician Folios account.
Written instructions and instructional videos are now available to assist eligible participants with the new online portal. A sample article and related questions for psychiatry, neurology, child neurology and child and adolescent psychiatry certifications are also available for review.
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 lists of the topic categories and professional journal articles are now available on our website. Journal article lists are also in the ABPN Physician Folios ‘Part III Pilot’ section for eligible participants. The computer system requirements are outlined in question #4 in the MOC Part III Pilot Project FAQ document.
See our Frequently Asked Questions and Pilot Project Deadlines webpages for more information. The new Diplomate Questions About the New Pilot Project document provides additional details. To learn what happens after completion of the Pilot Project, visit the Next Steps page.
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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