CME resources for MOC
AMA CME CREDIT FOR MOC PARTICIPATION
60 Category I CME credits
Diplomates who successfully complete the MOC Examination may apply to the American Medical Association (AMA) for CME credit.
Membership with the AMA is not required to earn the CME credits. There is a fee charged by the AMA.
- Visit AMA: www.ama-assn.org/go/cmeforms
- Click the link to Direct credit application
- Create an Account
- Provide a copy of your Result Letter found on the MOC tracking page of the Board's website
MOC EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT ALIGNED WITH TRACER PROCEDURE
One MOC-approved eductional activity is required with each tracer procedure. The MOC educational activity can be completed within three years of completing the tracer procedure. Therefore, diplomates who are attending a society meeting which offers MOC courses before the MOC Activities are required in year 3, 6 or 9 of the 10-year MOC cycle will satisfy the requirement as long as the course is completed within the three years prior to the December 1st deadline and aligned with the completed tracer procedure. MOC-approved articles are also available.
Review the following for a complete list of MOC-approved activities: MOC-approved Educational Activities aligned with Tracer Procedures
PATIENT SAFETY CME REQUIREMENT
20 CME credits in patient safety activities are required by the Board every three years throughout the certification cycle for those participating in the MOC-PS® program. Refer to the MOC Patient Safety Credit Policy.
Often CME providers have patient safety credits "built in" to CME activities. However, the following list may be used as a resource for those who need assistance locating additional patient safety activities:
- Course: ASAPS: Hot Topics in Patient Safety
- Course: ASAPS: Developing a Culture of Safety in Aesthetic Surgery
- Course: ASPS: Venous Thromboembolism and its Prevention
- Course: ASPS: Improving Patient Safety During Sedation/Analgesia
- Course: ASPS: Patient Safety Can Be Profitable
- Course: ASPS: Preventing Surgical Site Infections
- Course: NPSF: National Patient Safety Foundation
- Fee: $100.00 (discounted price for ABPS diplomates)
- Earn up Up to 10 Category I CME credits
- Article: PRS: Patient Safety: Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Cosmetic Surgery
- Article: PRS: Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Plastic Surgery Patients
- Article: PRS: Patient Safety in the Office Based Setting
- Article PRS: Patient Safety in Plastic Surgery
ASPS/PSEN website: www.psenetwork.org
ASAPS website: www.surgery.org
Provides multi-week virtual master classes for plastic surgeons to learn and share surgical experiences. Led by recognized surgical experts, these intimate, interactive online classes encourage a "small study group" atmosphere and provide all participants with the opportunity to engage and interact throughout the weekly webinar classes.
ABMS CONTINUING CERTIFICATION DIRECTORY
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) have partnered to provide a central repository of Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities that are approved by ABMS member boards for Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment requirements.
- CME activities completed through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory for the American Board of Plastic Surgery will count toward the overall requirement of 150 CME credits every three years.
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES: PATIENT SAFETY
Diplomates who are not actively practicing plastic surgery may maintain their certification by participating in MOC under the Diplomates with Special Circumstances Policy.
Once approved by the Board, the diplomate must complete an approved patient safety activity in Years 3, 6, and 9 of the certification cycle. Contact the Board Office with questions.