ABIM Blog (01/01/23)
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has added three new disciplines covered by the Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment (LKA) for a total of 15 specialties in 2023. The new fields are Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Disease and Pulmonary Disease. Also new this year, Sleep Medicine diplomates can opt for the general Sleep Medicine LKA or an Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) version with more questions on OSA, as well as questions on bruxism, snoring, gastroesophageal reflux disease and home sleep apnea testing. The OSA version overlaps with the general Sleep Medicine template by about 70%. In 2024, meanwhile, ABIM will launch inpatient-focused versions of the Internal Medicine LKA and the traditional, 10-year Maintenance of Certification assessment.