MOC

Overview of Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Requirements

The link below is a summary of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program Part II and Part IV American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Requirements.  This file is intended to be a quick reference guide and not the sole source of information on this topic.  Because the MOC program requirements continue to be defined, individuals should consult with the relevant Board(s) for the most up to date requirements.

MOC ABMS Requirements


American Board of Emergency Medicine MOC Requirements

For more information: ABEM

Part 1: Professional Standing Medical license: Valid, full and unrestricted medical license.

Part 2: Self Assessment and Lifelong Learning Pass 4 LLSA tests every 5 years.
Complete 25 CME credits per year.

Part 3: Cognitive Expertise Successful completion of ConCert examination during last 5 years of certification.

Part 4: Evaluation of Performance in Practice Complete one practice improvement activity every 5 years.
Complete one patient experience of care or peer survey every 5 years.
Complete one communication/professionalism activity every 5 years.



American Board of Family Medicine MOC Requirements

For more information: ABFM

Part 1: Professional Standing Medical license: Valid, full and unrestricted medical license.

Part 2: Self Assessment and Lifelong Learning 50 MC-FP points required (at least one SAM module) for each 3 year stage and completion of a total of 150 CME per 3 year stage.
Complete 150 CME credits per 3 year stage.

Part 3: Cognitive Expertise Successful completion of a secure MOC (recertification) exam every 10 years.

Part 4: Evaluation of Performance in Practice 50 MC-FP points required (at least  one PPM module) for each 3 year stage.



American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Requirements

For more information: ABIM

Part 1: Professional Standing Medical license: Valid, full and unrestricted medical license.

Part 2: Self Assessment and Lifelong Learning Complete self-evaluation modules to earn 100 points per 5 year cycle.

Part 3: Cognitive Expertise Successful completion of a secure MOC (recertification) exam every 10 yrs.

Part 4: Evaluation of Performance in Practice Complete a patient safety and patient voice module every five years.

 


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology MOC Requirements

For more information: ABOG

Part 1: Professional Standing

Medical license: Valid, full and unrestricted medical license.

Part 4: Evaluation of Performance in Practice

Phase 1: reading of evidence-based paper and review of up to 10 of the Diplomat's charts and answering several questions.
Phase 2: Occurs 6 months later.  Diplomats will receive an email from ACOG requesting to answer 2-3 questions.  After these questions are completed, the "module" can be submitted.
3 CME credits will be awarded for each module after Phase 2 is complete.

 


American Board of Pediatrics MOC Requirements

For more information: ABP

Part 1: Professional Standing Medical license: Valid, full and unrestricted medical license.

Part 2: Self Assessment and Lifelong Learning At least 40 points of MOC credit in self-assessment activities developed by another organization per cycle*.

Part 3: Cognitive Expertise Successful completion of a secure MOC (recertification) .

Part 4: Evaluation of Performance in Practice At least 40 points of MOC credit in performance improvement modules online per cycle*.


*100 total points of MOC credit per MOC cycle required. 40 points must be in Part 2, 40 must be in Part 4, and the remaining 20 can be in earned in either part or a combination of the two.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology MOC Requirements

For more information: ABPN

Part 1: Professional Standing Medical license: Valid, full and unrestricted medical license.

Part 2: Self Assessment and Lifelong Learning 24 CME credits of self-assessment (average 8 per year); 90 Category 1 CME credits (including those from self-assessment).

Part 3: Cognitive Expertise Pass the MOC cognitive examination before the expiration date of certification.

Part 4: Evaluation of Performance in Practice 1 PIP Unit (clinical modules and feedback modules).


*Requirements listed above are for C-MOC Program.


American Board of Surgery MOC Requirements

For more information: ABS

Part 1: Professional Standing Medical license: Valid, full and unrestricted medical license. 
Hospital/surgical center privileges: If clinically active.
Professional references: Chief of surgery and chair of credentials.
If clinically inactive, two peers.

Part 2: Self Assessment and Lifelong Learning 90 hours Category 1 every three years.  At least 60 hours must be 
self-assessment with a score of 75% or higher.

Part 3: Cognitive Expertise Successful completion of a secure MOC (recertification) exam every 10 years.

Part 4: Evaluation of Performance in Practice Ongoing participation in a local, regional or national outcome registry or 
quality assessment program.






 




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