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2020 board exam dates, information, board review study tips, and countdowns for 2020 physician board exams

2020 Board Exam Dates, Information, Countdowns, and Board Review Tips

Complete listing of 2020 board exam dates, physician board exam information, board review tips, and more for all major physician specialties.

If you're a physician facing 2020 board exams, here's a summary of physician board exam dates, exam information, and more to help you prepare and pass your 2020 board exam with flying colors.  This 2020 board exam dates list contains important information for all major medical specialty board exams for physicians in 2020, including "days until" countdowns and other helpful resources regarding preparing for 2020 physician board exams.  Enjoy, bookmark, share, and conquer your 2020 board exams!  

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2020 Emergency Medicine Board Exam Dates

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Dates for the 2020 American Board of Emergency Medicine exams vary by which type of exam you need to take - the Qualifying Exam (initial certification) or the ConCert Exam (continuing certification / recertification).  The ABEM Qualifying exam is given once.  The ABEM ConCert exam is given in the spring and fall.  Below are the details about the 2020 Emergency Medicine Boards.

Note: The ABEM Pediatric Emergency Medicine Subspecialty Exam is given every two years (odd years, 2021, 2023, etc).  There is no PEM Qualifying exam for 2020.

2020 ABEM Qualifying Exam

Emergency Medicine Exam Dates

About the Emergency Medicine Exam and ABEM Certification Requirements

ABEM Qualifying Exam Dates (ABEM Initial Certification)

Qualifying Exam: October 31 - November 5, 2022

ABEM ConCert Exam Dates (ABEM Recertification)

ConCert Exam, Spring 2022: April 1-21, 2022

ConCert Exam, Fall 2022: October 4-24, 2022

ABEM MyEMCert MOC Program Information

On March 31, 2021, ABEM is introducing a new way to stay certified, MyEMCert, designed with the uniqueness of Emergency Medicine in mind, and informed by the preferences of ABEM-certified physicians.  This program will replace the ConCert exam after 2022.

MyEMCert will include eight presentation-based modules, each consisting of up to 50 questions. Approximately 80% of the questions will be related to the specific module topic, and 20% related to key advances in the specialty.

MyEMCert Module Listing
  • ABDOMINOPELVIC: Presentations may involve the abdomen, pelvis, flank, gastrointestinal, genitourinary system, and early pregnancy complications, as well as abnormal signs and symptoms such as fever, jaundice, pain, rash, hematuria, and nausea/vomiting.
  • ABNORMAL VITAL SIGNS AND SHOCK: Presentations may involve almost any condition with a substantial physiologic effect, as well as shock from any pathophysiologic origin.
  • TRAUMA AND BLEEDING: Presentations may involve traumatic injuries involving any organ system, surgical complications, and any sources of bleeding (including non-traumatic hemorrhage).
  • THORACORESPIRATORY: Presentations may involve the chest wall, heart, lungs, and great vessels. These presentations may include, but are not limited to chest pain, shortness of breath, rash, and other abnormal signs or symptoms.
  • NEUROLOGY: Presentations may involve alterations in consciousness resulting from neurologic disease and other transient conditions that may mimic a neurologic etiology.
  • SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Presentations may involve psychobehavioral conditions, psychosocial factors, and social determinants of health.
  • HEAD AND NECK: Presentations may involve the head, eyes, ears, nose, throat, and neck and may include, but are not limited to, signs and symptoms such as pain, rash, infection, visual changes, and bleeding.
  • NONTRAUMATIC MUSCULOSKELETAL; Presentations may involve bones, joints, muscles, and connective tissues. These presentations may include, but are not limited to pain, swelling, numbness, rash, and infections.

MyEMCert will affect physicians differently depending on the year their current certification expires. View ABEM requirements based on when your current ABEM certification expires using the ABEM Reqs tool.

MyEMCert module registration will be available on your ABEM portal starting March 31, 2021.

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MyEMCert modules are organized by content area, allowing you to select, master, and retain information related to specific clinical topics. You may complete the modules in whatever order you choose. Answers with rationales will be provided immediately.

MyEMCert is open book, so study requirements are minimal. However, you must take the modules by yourself.

You will have 4 hours of total time to complete each module. However, you can pause the module while taking it. (NOTE: after 15 minutes your session will time out for security reasons.)

Pilot participants have offered their views on how you might prepare for taking the modules:

  • Block off time and choose a location where you can focus
  • Use resources and tools you normally would on a shift
  • Decide what references you want on hand, including the Key Advance synopses
Other Emergency Medicine Dates & Requirements:

Emergency Medicine Certification Requirements:

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2020 ABEM ConCert Exam

Emergency Medicine MOC Exam Dates

About the Emergency Medicine ConCert Exam and ABEM MOC Requirements

Spring 2021
April 5-26

Registration
January 11 - March 18
$1,400 registration fee*

*The fee for those with certifications expiring in 2020, and those taking the exam to regain certification is $1,950.


Fall 2021
September 7-28

Registration 
June 14 - August 19
$1,400 registration fee

Other Internal Medicine Exam Dates:

  • IM-ITE: August 19–September 8, 2021 (except September 6)

Other Internal Medicine Certification Requirements:

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2020 Family Medicine Board Exam Dates

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Dates for the 2020 American Board of Family Medicine exams vary by which type of exam you need to take - the Initial Certification Exam or the ABFM MOC Exam (continuing certification / recertification).  Both the ABFM Certification exam and the ABFM MOC exam are given during in the spring and fall.  In addition, there is a new Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA) option that you may qualify to begin.  The FMCLA is an ongoing process of MOC alternative to taking the traditional MOC exam.  Below are the details about the 2020 Family Medicine Boards and FMCLA.

2020 ABFM Certification & MOC Exams

ABFM Certification Exam Dates

About the Family Medicine Certification Exam and ABFM Certification Requirements

Standard ABFM Exam Dates (Certification)

Spring Examination Dates

April 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30, 2022

May 2 & 3, 2022

Fall Examination Dates

November 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2022

Other Family Medicine Exam Dates:

Other Family Medicine Certification Requirements:

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2020 ABFM Certification Longitundinal Assessment Pilot

About the ABFM Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA)

Information about FMCLA, the ABFM Alternative to the one-day ABFM MOC Exam

FMCLA is designed to assess Diplomates in a comparable way to the one-day examination. During the pilot, the Longitudinal Assessment pathway will deliver 25 questions each quarter that can be answered online, anywhere, at any time. The complete assessment is designed to include answering 300 items over a maximum of four years. Successfully completing 300 questions and achieving a passing score on FMCLA during the four-year window will satisfy your examination requirement and enable you to maintain your board certification.

ABFM FMCLA Pilot Exam Dates (Quarterly)

When can I take the ABFM Continuous Certification Longitudinal Assessments?

The FMCLA Platform delivers 25 questions each quarter providing you with flexibility to complete the entire process in as little as three years or up to a maximum of four years. The table below lists the beginning and ending date for each quarter that you will have to answer your questions.

YearQuarter OneQuarter TwoQuarter ThreeQuarter Four
2022January 1–March 31April 1–June 30July 1–September 30October 1–December 31
2023January 1–March 31April 1–June 30July 1–September 30October 1–December 31
family medicine FMCLA Pilot exam dates

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2020 Internal Medicine Board Exam Dates

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Dates for the 2020 American Board of Internal Medicine exams vary by which type of exam you need to take - the Initial Certification Exam (initial certification) or the ABIM MOC Exam (traditional recertification).  The ABIM Initial Certification exam is given over a few days once a year in late summer.  The ABIM MOC traditional recertification exam is given in the spring and fall.  Below are the details about the 2020 Internal Medicine Boards.

2020 ABIM Initial Certification Exam

Internal Medicine Exam Dates

About the Internal Medicine Certification Exam and ABIM Certification Requirements

Standard ABIM Exam Dates (Certification)

EXAM DATE OPTIONSREGISTRATION DATESLATE REGISTRATION DATES*
2021: Aug. 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 30, 2021Dec. 1, 2020 through Apr. 15, 2021Apr. 16, 2021 through Apr. 28, 2021
2022: Aug. 15, 17, 18, 22, 23, 29, 2022Dec. 1, 2021 through Apr. 15, 2022Apr. 16, 2022 through Apr. 28, 2022

Special Accommodation ABIM Exam Dates* (Certification)

EXAM DATE OPTIONSREGISTRATION DATESLATE REGISTRATION DATES**
2021: Aug. 23-27, 2021Dec. 1, 2020 through Apr. 15, 2021Apr. 16, 2021 through Apr. 28, 2021
2022: Aug. 22-26, 2022Dec. 1, 2021 through Apr. 15, 2022Apr. 16, 2022 through Apr. 28, 2022

* These exam dates are only offered to candidates who have a documented disability requiring a special testing schedule, as provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please see the ABIM policy on Accommodation for Test Takers with Disabilities.

Other Internal Medicine Exam Dates:

  • IM-ITE: August 19–September 8, 2021 (except September 6)

Other Internal Medicine Certification Requirements:

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2020 ABIM Traditional MOC Exam

ABIM MOC Exam Dates

About Internal Medicine MOC Exams and ABIM MOC Requirements

Traditional ABIM MOC Exam Dates (Re-Certification)

MOC EXAM DATE OPTIONSREGISTRATION DATES
Spring 2021: Apr. 5, 6, or 7, 2021Dec. 1, 2020 through Feb. 28, 2021
Fall 2021: Oct. 18, 20, or 28, 2021Dec. 1, 2020 through Aug. 15, 2021
Spring 2022: Apr. 11, 12, or 19, 2022Dec. 1, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2022
Fall 2022: Oct. 3, 6, or 7, 2022Dec. 1, 2021 through Aug. 15, 2022
 

Special Accommodation TraduABIM Exam Dates* (Certification)

MOC EXAM DATE OPTIONSREGISTRATION DATES
Spring 2021: Apr. 26-30, 2021Dec. 1, 2020 through Feb. 28, 2021
Fall 2021: Oct. 25-29, 2021Dec. 1, 2020 through Aug. 15, 2021
Spring 2022: Apr. 25-29, 2022Dec. 1, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2022
Fall 2022: Oct. 24-28, 2022Dec. 1, 2021 through Aug. 15, 2022

* These exam dates are only offered to candidates who have a documented disability requiring a special testing schedule, as provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please see the ABIM policy on Accommodation for Test Takers with Disabilities.

Other Internal Medicine Certification Requirements:

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2020  OB/GYN Board Exam Dates

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Dates for the 2020 American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology exams vary by which type of exam you need to take - the ABOG Qualifying Exam (initial certification) or the ABOG Specialty Certifying Exam (recertification).  The ABOG Qualifying exam is given one day of the year in the summer.  The ABOG Specialty Certifying exam is typically given during brief windows in January and February.  Below are the details about the 2020 OBGYN Boards.

2020 ABOG Qualifying Exam

ABOG Qualifying Exam Dates

When is the ABOG Qualifying Exam?

2020 ABOG Qualifying Exam Dates

ABOG Exam Dates for Initial Certification 2020

 2020 ABOG Qualifying Exam Date:
June 29, 2020


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2020 ABOG Specialty Certifying Exam

Note: ABOG Specialty Certifying Exams occur in January and February of the following year. For example, the 2020 exams are given in January and February of 2021.

ABOG Specialty Certifying Exam Dates

When is the ABOG Specialty Certifying Exam?

2020 ABOG Specialty Certifying Exam Dates

ABOG Exam Dates for Specialty Certification 2020

 2020 ABOG Specialty Certifying Exam Dates:
Mid-January and Mid-February 2021.  
(The 2019 exam dates are Jan 13-16 & Feb 17-20, 2020.)


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2020  Pediatrics Board Exam Dates

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Dates for the 2020 American Board of Pediatrics exams vary by which type of exam you need to take - the ABP Certifying Exam (initial certification) or the ABP Cognitive Expertise MOC Exam (recertification).  The ABP Certifying exam is given once every year in the Fall.  The ABP MOC exam is part of the ABP MOC process and can be taken anytime of year except after December 15th.  Below are the details about the 2020 Pediatric Medicine Boards.

2020 ABP Certifying Exam

ABP Certifying Exam Dates

When is the American Board of Pediatrics Initial Certification Exam?

2020 ABP Certifying Exam Dates

ABP Certifying Exam Dates for Initial Certification 2020

ABP Exam Dates:
October 13, 14, or 15, 2020

(Candidates will take the examination on a single day in the 3–day examination period)

Registration Deadline: 
Jan. 15, 2020, until 3 p.m. ET on March 31, 2020 
 $2265 - registration fee

Late Registration:
April 1, 2020, until 3 p.m. ET on May 15, 2020
 $2610 - registration and late fee


* Exam fees & deadlines subject to change.

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2020 ABP MOC Exam

ABP MOC Exam Dates

When can I take the 2020 ABP MOC Exam?

2020 ABIM MOC Exam Dates

ABP Qualifying Exam Dates for MOC Recertification

ABIM MOC Exam:
Jan. 1 – Dec. 15, 2020

Registration:
Jan. 1 – Nov. 30, 2020
(3 p.m. ET)


ABP MOCA-PED Exam Dates

When is the ABP MOC-PED PILOT Certification Exam?

Quarter 1:
12:00 a.m. Tuesday, 1/14/2020 -
11:59 p.m. Tuesday, 3/31/2020

Quarter 2:
12:00 a.m. Wednesday, 4/1/2020 –
11:59 p.m. Tuesday, 6/30/2020

Quarter 3:
12:00 a.m. Wednesday, 7/1/2020 –
11:59 p.m. Wednesday, 9/30/2020

Quarter 4:
12:00 a.m. Thursday, 10/1/2020 –
11:59 p.m. Thursday, 12/31/2020


2020 ABP MOC Exam Fees

When is the ABP MOC-PED PILOT Certification Exam?

ANNUAL PAYMENT OPTION (2020) 

FULL PAYMENT OPTION (2020)

1 certification area

$280

$1330

2 certification areas

$392

$1887

3+ certification areas

$504

$2444

Regain additional certification

Prorated annual payment fee

Prorated full payment fee

Secure MOC examination fee

$265

$265

*MOC enrollment fees cover the cost of MOCA-Peds.

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