ABIM pitches self-paced MOC; RNA drug slices LDL cholesterol

Friday, September 6, 2019

ABIM: Self-paced MOC pathway under development
By Alicia Gallegos

The longitudinal assessment option will provide doctors with immediate feedback about answers and links to educational material.

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