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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) certifies programs for a wide range of credit types, including Maintenance of Certification (MOC). MOC refers to the continuing education requirements that are set by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Physicians that are board certified in a specialty, such as Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Anesthesiology, can earn credit toward these requirements by participating in accredited CME activities that count for MOC.

The ACCME currently collaborates with seven member boards of the ABMS to streamline the process for certifying activities for both CME and MOC credit. The seven collaborating boards are: ABIM, ABP, ABA, ABO, ABOHNS, ABS, and ABPath. These collaborations enable our University to offer MOC credits for several programs which already meet the requirements for CME, and provide individualized assessment and feedback to learners. Integrating MOC credits into our accredited CME activities offers several benefits such as enhanced learner participation and engagement.

After your program is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, integrating MOC credits into your existing CME program can be completed in a few simple steps:

1. Review the ACCME’s comprehensive CME for MOC resources.

2. Review the CEL’s MOC guidelines and customized checklists for the specific collaborating boards.

CEL’s Checklist for ABIM Requirements

 

ABIM

 

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

CEL’s Checklist for ABP Requirements

Part 2 MOC

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

CEL’s Checklist for ABA Requirements

 

MOCA

 

American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

CEL’s Checklist for ABO
Requirements

The American Board of Ophthalmology

American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)

CEL’s Checklist for ABOHNS Requirements

ABOHNS

American Board of Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS)

CEL’s Checklist for ABPath Requirements

American Board of Pathology

American Board of Pathology (ABPath)

 

CEL’s Checklist for ABS Requirements

 

ABS

The American Board of Surgery (ABS)

 


3. Determine the best evaluation and feedback tools and methods for your CME program.

Assess your current CME activity to determine the appropriate evaluation and feedback tools for your learners. For instance, you may want to consider the average number of learners in each session, the learning format of the activity, and content of the sessions when selecting evaluation and feedback methods.

Evaluation and Feedback examples can be found in the ACCME’s Evaluation Guide.

4. Contact the CME office to discuss.

Our certification team is available to guide you through the certification procedures and guidelines for each of the collaborating boards. To meet with our staff, contact cmecertification@urmc.rochester.edu.