American Gastroenterological Association (01/23/19)
Four gastroenterology societies are working with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) to discuss the creation of a new approach that would increase the maintenance of certification options for gastroenterologists and hepatologists. The groups—the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy—and ABIM plan to start exploring the development of a new assessment option in February. ABIM's MOC program requirements will stand while the groups are working on the project, including the shorter Knowledge Check-In assessment option, which will be available in gastroenterology later this year. A steering committee overseeing the collaboration will include representatives from each of the four gastroenterology societies and ABIM.