CME/MOC: 1.0TRACK: Regulatory, Legal, Military, and Governmental OEMDouglas Wayne Martin, MD, FACOEM, FAAFP, FIAIME, Unity Point Clinic – St. Luke’s Occupational Medicine, Sioux City, IAThis session will cover the basics and fundamentals of providing an independent medical examination (IME). The session will cover how to start an IME practice and some of the business pitfalls to avoid. It will discuss the methodology of record review and also skills for performance of history taking and for the physical exam. Lastly, the session will cover the importance and significance of creating a well-written and defensible report. This session was organized by the Private Practice in Occupational Medicine Special Interest Section. This session may be of particular interest to residents and recent graduates.