JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW RECERTIFICATION
How does the Journal Article Review Recertification Pathway work?
In order to recertify through the Journal Article Review Recertification Pathway, eligible diplomates must:
- Earn 60 Journal Article Review points by reading a minimum of 60 articles on the topic of obesity designated by the MOC committee during the 10-year certification period, including at least 12 articles every two years, and responding correctly to 75% of the post-article questions for each article. Each article is worth one Journal Article Review point.
- For each article, if a diplomate does not answer 75% of the questions correctly the first time, the diplomate will be allowed the opportunity to try a second time to answer the questions correctly. There is only one retake opportunity per article.
- At the end of the 10-year certification period, diplomates earning the required Journal Article Review points will need to show proof of an active medical license and active certification in an ABMS board in order to be eligible for recertification.
- Diplomates successfully earning the required Journal Article Review points and providing proof of active medical license and active ABMS board certification will be exempt from the recertification exam. These diplomates will be granted another 10-year certification term.
How much does the Journal Article Review Pathway cost?
How do I access the articles?
How do I find the certification management system?
How do I know when I am due to recertify?
Am I eligible to participate in the Journal Article Review Recertification Pathway?
What if I do not want to take part in the Journal Article Review Pathway?
Diplomates who do not wish to participate in the Journal Article Review Recertification Pathway may choose to take the recertification exam at the end of their 10-year certification period in order to recertify.
What if I do not complete 12 articles every two years?
Is the number of required articles prorated for diplomates due to recertify before 2028?
Due to recertify in 2023: 30 journal articles over five years
Due to recertify in 2024: 36 journal articles over six years
Due to recertify in 2025: 42 journal articles over seven years
Due to recertify in 2026: 48 journal articles over eight years
Due to recertify in 2027: 64 journal articles over nine years
Due to recertify in 2028: first class to complete 60 articles over 10 years