Component 3: AOBIM OCC Longitudinal Assessment Modules


The American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM) has replaced the General Internal Medicine long-form high-stakes recertification exam with the new AOBIM OCC Longitudinal Assessment Modules. AOBIM diplomates with certificates that expire on or before Dec. 31, 2020 are eligible to register for the longitudinal assessment modules. If interested, eligible diplomates must register by Aug. 31, 2020. Modules will be available to all diplomates registered for the OCC Longitudinal Assessment Modules on Jan. 1, 2021.

Diplomates will be required to participate in and successfully complete three modules annually (between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31) to maintain certification with the AOBIM. There will be 15 modules for each diplomate to choose from.

Module Topics

  1. Shortness of Breath
  2. Fatigue
  3. Multiple Somatic Symptoms and Mood Alterations
  4. Chest Pain
  5. Agitation in the Elderly
  6. Shortness of Breath and Cough
  7. Abdominal Pain
  8. Electrolyte Abnormalities
  9. Headache
  10. Osteoporosis
  11. Syncope
  12. Diarrhea
  13. Weight Loss
  14. Hypertension
  15. Myalgia

Each longitudinal assessment module includes 15 to 20 questions presented in a case-based format. Your goal is to Master each module by answering at least 80% of the questions correctly AND confidently. A question does not count toward Mastery status unless it is answered both correctly and with total confidence. After completing all the questions in the module, you will be presented with a summary of your results listing how many questions you answered correctly and confidently (Mastery status), how many were partially correct, as well as the number of questions answered incorrectly. 

You may also stop and Save your progress at any point and return to the module to complete it at a later time.

Once you have reviewed your initial results, the module will begin the question set again. As there is no need to review material already mastered, questions which you answered correctly and confidently will be removed. Only questions for which you answered incorrectly or partially sure will be presented. Different versions of the questions may be presented. After indicating your answer to each question, you will be informed whether your answer is correct. You will also be presented with a detailed explanation of the question, why some of the possible answers are not correct, and in most cases, additional learning on the specific topic.  Exploration of these additional learning resources is highly encouraged.   

The online longitudinal assessment system will continue to present the module question set until the 80% question Mastery rate is achieved. Once Mastery level is achieved, the module will be recognized as complete.

Applications and Payment

OCC Cognitive Assessment
EXAM Type Fee

General Internal Medicine Longitudinal Assessment Modules