Improvement in Medical Practice 

The Improvement in Medical Practice (IMP) requirement focuses on practice-based learning and improvement in areas like patient care, communication, and more. Activities typically must include the physician's own patients IMP activities must follow these steps:

  • Measure ten or more patients with a specific condition or clinical situation
  • Compare to standard
  • Implement an improvement
  • Re-measure
Physicians then attest to completion of the activity on the ABEM website.

Related Information

To fulfill the IMP requirement, clinically active ABEM-certified physicians must complete and attest to one Patient Care Practice Improvement (PI) Activity, during each five years of certification.

Communication / Professionalism Pilot has been completed. The CP requirement is no longer be part of the ABEM continuing certification process.