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ABCRS Continuous Certification Quarterly CertLink Assessment

Diplomates will receive up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ per year (40 total credits over a 5-year period) for successfully completing the Quarterly CertLink Assessment with a passing score of 70%. Diplomates are able to claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of participation of this activity (2.5 credits per each quarter successfully completed) and are required to complete an annual ABCRS Course Evaluation in order to claim the CME credits. Additionally, the current Continuous Certification requirement of 90 Category 1 CME credits has been changed to 40 Category 1 CME Credits every five years with no self-assessment required.  

CertLink is a longitudinal assessment tool designed for continuous learning and provides comprehensive material within the 6 key core competencies. These quarterly assessments deliver practice-relevant knowledge through two types of questions.  One type is the use of questions describing clinical situations which challenge the physician to indicate the next step in care.  Another type is the use of article-based questions emphasizing recent and clinically important developments. These assessments allow a physician immediate access to performance and area(s) of weakness.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ASCRS) and The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ABCRS). ASCRS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 Disclosure Policy

ASCRS maintains a standard that its continuing medical education courses be free of commercial bias. In accord with the disclosure policy of the ASCRS as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), course planners, question authors, and content reviewers have been asked to disclose any relevant relationship they, or their spouse or partner, have to companies producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

Disclosure Statement

There are no relevant financial relationships to report.