1.0 CME CREDIT
The process of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is new to all member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS); please refer to page 16 in this catalog for an explanation of MOC categories. This course will address the rationale for the implementation of MOC, the mechanism of its development, and the oversight of all MOC programs by ABMS. Faculty will explain the four parts of MOC and provide examples of activities that will meet the requirements of each part. The course will place particular emphasis on self-assessment modules (SAMs), use of fellowships to meet Part II and Part IV requirements, the distinction between the interlaboratory and individual requirements in Part IV, with examples of activities that meet these requirements, and the way in which an individual can synchronize MOC for primary and subspecialty certification. In addition, faculty will review plans for the MOC examinations (Part III) and will provide examples of ways in which this examination can be tailored to individual practice. The course will review options for maintenance of all versus some of a diplomate’s certificates and will discuss potential consequences of giving up certification in a particular area.
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Betsy D. Bennett, MD, PhD, FCAP